Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
March 22 2023
7:00PM doors -- music at 7:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
Blak Emoji + Whitney Tai
Electro-pop, rock, and alternative metal
Martin Luther McCoy
soul r&b rock & roll
Blak Emoji + Whitney Tai
-from NYC, NY
-Blak Emoji is the brainchild of NYC producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kelsey Warren. Blending pop inspirations with an emphasis on electronic music, synth sounds and intricate writing, Kelsey's sonic dream is brought to life.
The debut Blak Emoji EP, "INTRO" (2017) was the first of several releases with two albums, a sophomore EP and the latest album "ECLECTRO." Warren has received a variety of accolades from notable publications including Rolling Stone, Afro-Punk, Line Best Of Fit, BUST, Clash Magazine, Vampire Freaks and Tape Op. Blak Emoji songs "Velvet Ropes & Dive Bars" and "Poison To Medicine" made their way to ABC's Quantico while "Sapiosexual" appeared in several indie films.
Warren was immersed in soul/R&B and pop music growing up in South Jersey. But after learning piano concertos, jazz guitar standards, drums and other instruments, Warren became addicted to hip-hop, punk, minimalist classical. He supplemented his ever-expanding musical taste with a dense love of electronic music and synth inspiration from Kraftwerk to Prince to NIN.
Quarantine didn't prove to slow down Warren who spent the duration of the pandemic producing numerous artists and directing music videos. He dropped an avant-electronic instrumental Blak Emoji album called "Antidote". In 2022, Blak Emoji was signed to ECR Music Group. The first single release after joining the ECR label is "MAINSTAY," which is one of his most successful to date. This February, ECR will release a deluxe edition of "ECLECTRO" with bonus tracks.
Whitney Tai is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Compared to artists such as Annie Lennox, Kate Bush and Amy Lee, Tai brings a cinematic blend of electro-pop, rock, and alternative metal powered by her nuanced, soaring vocals.
-from Brooklyn, NY
-Karolina Rose is a Polish-American artist with her heart currently based somewhere between LA, NYC and Europe. Often compared to artists such as Kate Bush, Amy Lee and Florence + The Machine, Karolina displays her unique brand of ‘noir rose pop’: alluring, seductive and layered, in her 2020 sophomore project ROSEMARY produced with Elliot Jacobson (Allie X, Elle King, Ingrid Michaelson).
Karolina’s debut EP INVICTA was released in February 2019, merging themes of human strength, courage and determination with vivid electronic production by famed producer Andros Rodriguez (Madonna, Shakira, Florence + The Machine.) 2019 also saw Karolina make her Polish primetime live television debut, playlisted by over 150 radio stations in the U.S., plus ink a licensing deal with MTV, E!, Netflix, A&E, TLC, and The Discovery Channel as well as a publishing deal with The 411 Music Group.
Martin Luther McCoy
-from San Francisco, CA
-Actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman. San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy refuses to confine himself to any one creative pursuit. An essential catalyst on the Bay Area's fertile 1990s neo-soul scene, he continues to serve as a conduit for socially conscious music. On the cusp of releasing his fourth full-length studio album, a self-titled LP focusing on original material, Martin Luther also tours as lead singer with the interdisciplinary alt-art-rock performance group Moon Medicin, a project led by keyboardist and internationally acclaimed visual artist Sanford Biggers. In some circles Martin Luther is best known for his work with the seminal hip hop collective The Roots. Many others discovered him through his incendiary performance starring in Julie Taymor's 2007 film Across the Universe. He's performed with Dave Matthews, Jill Scott, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other marquee acts. He was cast in the role of Musician, a griot sage, in Yale Repertory Theatre's 2018 production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). If there's one thread connecting all of Martin Luther's endeavors it's his grounding in the verdant soil of African-American culture, a soul-steeped presence that leaps off of stages, screens, and bandstands.