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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

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The Side Project Recap

From Lauryn Hill, to the Spice Girls, to Stevie Wonder – The Side Project’s performance spanned a multitude of genres as they kicked off the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground series on Wednesday afternoon. The group came with four saxophonists and a drummer, playing fresh arrangements of familiar songs that got the crowd grooving as they relaxed… Read more

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Recess Monkey Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mad. Sq. Kids concert this morning – it was a hit! Recess Monkey brought their high energy tunes and big personality to the pPark for an idyllic day outside. They taught the audience how to speak Penguinese (their favorite animal is a penguin), they told knock knock jokes,… Read more

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June 5, 2015

Suz Slezak Recap

Suz Slezak graced the  Mad. Sq. Kids stage yesterday for a concert filled with lullabies, fiddle playing,  and even  percussion played on a donkey jawbone.   She brought the crowd  deeper into the music by  giving a short lesson on  yodeling and by explaining the difference between a violin and a fiddle.   While many of the songs were beautiful and mellow, the… Read more

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May 29, 2015

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could Recap

We had Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could  perform yesterday  for a sun-filled  morning of music.   He and his band rocked out  about ice cream, dancing, and loving yourself for who you are. DJ KC of  Brunch Baby, Brunch  opened and closed the morning of music with some sweet tunes that everyone was grooving to.   In addition, we previewed… Read more

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May 15, 2015

Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Bandits on the Run

Bandits on the Run is a group of whimsical criminals that sound like a nostalgic medley of old and new: strummed, plucked, and bowed away on cello and nylon string guitar, and propped up on an old timey spine of three part harmony. Their tools are various and sundry, a motley mix of off-beat pop… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: The Family Crest & Arc Iris

The brainchild of Liam McCormick,  The Family Crest  was started as a recording project in 2009 with co-founder John Seeterlin (bass) to reinvent how music could be created.   Now a seven-piece core band, boasting over 400 “Extended Family” members, The Family Crest infuses pop into complex arrangements from dark, classical romanticism to horn-laden sounds akin to the… Read more

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April 28, 2015

Kids Concerts: The Suzi Shelton Band

Suzi Shelton is an award-winning NYC singer/songwriter and performer who has been making catchy and  meaningful music for families for more than a decade. She and her band have performed at such prestigious  venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and The White House, and is happy to return to her favorite  outdoor summer concert venue, Mad. Sq. Kids!… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Songs for Seeds brought to you by Apple Seeds

Named “best music class” by New York Magazine, Songs for Seeds is a rockin’ music program that encourages children newborn to 5 years to sing, dance, and play along with a live 3-piece band.   The band sings songs written for the program, well known nursery rhymes, and top 40′s hits. Kids will go home singing… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Recess Monkey

Recess Monkey is the nationally acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that truly rocks. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to fly high with their latest release, Hot Air. Known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows,… Read more