Tag Archive for "music"


July 27, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: Kiran Ahluwalia

Concertgoers were treated to a spectacular show by Kiran Ahluwalia on Wednesday night! Her Indian, Pakistani, Saharan, and western jazz influenced sound is unlike any we’ve had so far this summer and the crowd loved it. She brought with her four musicians playing guitar, harmonium, tabla, and bass–a really eclectic instrumentation. Before each song, Kiran… Read more


July 20, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: The Family Crest | Arc Isis

Rain had been coming down all day Wednesday but that didn’t stop the crowds from grabbing food from Burger & Lobster and Melt Bakery then sticking around for our Oval Lawn Series. Good thing they did too because we had our first double bill of the season and both bands delivered unique and entertaining performances!… Read more


July 10, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: The Stepkids

When The Stepkids took the stage wearing velvet capes embroidered with SK, we knew we were in for a wild show! The core band of guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg, and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh played their own psychedelic soul music with such fun and quirky energy. Jeff and Dan’s movements were delightfully choreographed and… Read more


Above Ground Recap: Mr. Reed

For Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground this week, we had the well-known subway artist Mr. Reed. He started off his show by asking everyone to remove their hats then dove into a powerful solo, a cappella number. A keyboard player, guitarist, and horn section joined him on stage after this. What came next was an… Read more


Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band Recap

True to their name, the three members of Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band took the Mad. Sq. Kids stage on Thursday in bright red pants. The songs they played covered so many fun and entertaining topics that the kids loved. They started the day off with “The Moon is Made of Cheese” and… Read more


July 2, 2015

Oval Lawn Series Recap: Kat Edmonson

The wildly talented Kat Edmonson graced the Mad. Sq. Music stage last night for our Oval Lawn series. Her unique and sultry jazz sound captivated the crowd. As the night progressed she told us her backstory and she’s always been enamored by the 20s, including Pink Panther composer Henry Mancini. Her next song after that… Read more


June 26, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: Chris Potter Underground Orchestra

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series began Wednesday night, featuring some ethereal and incredible modern jazz from Chris Potter Underground Orchestra. The term orchestra for this group is no exaggeration. Their 11 members played a multitude of instruments including two violins, viola, cello, upright bass, electric bass, guitar, piano, vibes, marimba, and drum set. Bandleader… Read more


April 28, 2015

Above Ground: Flor De Toloache

As presented in the New Yorks Times, The New Yorker, on NPR, MTV Iggy, NBC, and Univision, Mariachi Flor de Toloache  makes New York City history as its’ first and only all-female mariachi band. Originally founded in 2008 by lead singer and violinist Mireya I. Ramos as a trio, the band has grown to 10 members…. Read more


Above Ground with Cathy Grier

UPDATE: Due to wet lawn conditions, the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground concert will be held on the south gravel. See you there! Singer songwriter Cathy Grier believes in the power of music. Her 3 decades long career began in biker bars in CT, then on to Greenwich Village NYC, touring the east coast with… Read more


Above Ground with Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed has performed on the many great stages of New York City and around the world, including within his hometown of East New York Brooklyn, on the subway platforms of New York City, Barcelona, Spain, and at Centraal Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands.   His influences are wide-ranging mix of Hi-life, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Salsa,… Read more