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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

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Kids Concerts: Alastair Moock and Friends

Come hear 2014 GRAMMY Nominee and Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Winner, Alastair Moock play original and traditional American roots music for the whole family.  The Boston Globe calls him one of “Boston’s best and most adventurous songwriters.” Moock’s zany sense of humor, his gravely voice, his original style and irresistible warmth and energy make this a must see… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Audra Rox

Audra Rox, crowned by Time Out NY Kids as the “Queen of the NY Kids Rock Scene,” has been crafting catchy, smart rock music for cool kids since 1999.  She has played the Mad. Sq. Kids series every year since its inception and is SUPER excited to be invited back this year.  A favorite among… Read more

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Kids Concerts: Suz Slezak

Come catch Suz Slezak and her band perform lullabies for all ages from Watching the Nighttime Come! Watching the Nighttime Come is the new full length solo album from David Wax Museum vocalist and fiddle player Suz Slezak, born out of a desire to bring music to her close friends who were young parents. “Her gentle voice tenderly radiates warmth and peace … you will… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Underground Horns

Underground Horns is a Brooklyn based brass band playing Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves and beyond.  In 2010 they recorded their second album BIG BEAT which was reviewed by Ken Waxman in The New York Jazz Record calling them “an unapologetic party band with brains…with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Mariachi 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