Brooklyn Loft Party: GETAWAY

Brooklyn Loft Party: GETAWAY

Mrs. Smith, STREET MULE (Digeridoo Extraordinaire!), BECKY YAMAMOTO (Character Comedy!), Mediocre Flow, The Great Dubini (close-up magician), Wiley Gaby, Annette A. Aguilar, A. E. Kieren

Tue, February 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*** Lineup subject to change ***

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Brooklyn Loft Party: GETAWAY
Brooklyn Loft Party: GETAWAY
GrumpyProductions is bringing variety back to the variety show with BROOKLYN LOFT PARTY, a proudly different kind of evening that gets you up-close to some of NYC’s most exciting talent! You never know what might pop up next to you at this deeply engaging entertainment experience. It’s one big party and we can’t wait to see you!

"Critic's Pick! A wide cadre of crazy acts [in] this modern variety show." – Time Out New York
"Delivers a welcome, much-needed antidote to niche NYC." – Culture Bot
“Four stars! Brooklyn Loft Party is the type of show that helps make New York – and specifically Brooklyn – such a great place to live.” – Opplaud

The dull and dreary February cold has us wishing to be taken any place but here or any time but now, so come together with us for a one-night-only getaway to more exotic and passionate climes. This month’s party sees the return of BLP favorite MRS. SMITH (While My Guitar Gently Shrieks) as the evening’s host, and she’ll channel her grief and rage into guiding you through and evening of spectacular NYC talent including:

STREET MULE (Didgeridoo Sonic Collage!)
BECKY YAMAMOTO (Character Comedy!)
THE GREAT DUBINI (Mesmerizing Close-Up Magic!)
MEDIOCRE FLOW (Percussive Busker Tap!)
ANNETTE A. AGUILAR (Brazilian Percussionist!)
WILEY GABY (Cosmic Country Singer-Songwriter!)
A.E. KIEREN (Marionette Performance!)
…and much, much more!

We’ve got one chance to escape together, so let’s not waste it! Come early for prizes and contests! Grab a specialty cocktail and rub elbows with artist and neighbor alike. But do not miss your one chance to be a part of this special evening!

A portion of the evening’s ticket sales to benefit BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

*Program of artists subject to change
Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Smith is an electric guitar virtuoso, philanthropist, and cat lover who has captured the public imagination with her unbridled creative expression in the face of a life filled with grief and rage. With an improbable life-tale that includes a lonesome childhood of privilege, 14 marriages, and show biz stardom and obscurity, Mrs. Smith is a 20th Century creature who has burst through to the internet age to become a sensation. Her heavy-metal comedy cabaret, "While My Guitar Gently Shrieks" was a sold-out hit at Joe's Pub and will be seen at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, March 7th.

Mrs. Smith is the 2016 winner of the "Shred for Your Life" contest held at Webster Hall and was a featured performer at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami opening up for guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. A video of her shredding on the streets of the East Village was shared byGuitar World Magazine and garnered 1.2 million views. Her unique blend of musical performance comedy has been featured on NBC's America's Got Talent, PBS Television as well as Joe's Pub, American Repertory Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. She has also been seen at 54 Below, First Avenue, Webster Hall, Ars Nova, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Bell House, Union Hall, and the legendary Bushwig Festival, among many others.
STREET MULE (Digeridoo Extraordinaire!)
Marc Mueller is a New York City-based multi-instrumentalist: focusing on world percussion, drum set, didgeridoo, found object musical fabrication and sonic collage experimentation. He has been a professional musician and session player, performing for over 30 years. He is currently performing solo as StreetMule and with the highly acclaimed percussive group Mecca Bodega. Co-founded with his brother Paul 25 years ago, Mecca Bodega’s unique hypnotic sound has touched audiences nationally and internationally at prominent festivals and venues such as Lincoln Center, Town Hall for Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, Sydney Australia’s Fringe Fest and Celebrate Brooklyn. Mecca Bodega has been featured in and composed music for award winning films, soundtracks, tv & radio programs, commercials and dance scores, including NPR’s WNYC New Sounds, Jonathan Demme’s HBO movie Subway Stories, and Merce Cunningham Dance. As StreetMule, Marc performs at festivals, art openings, and cultural events. Prior to StreetMule and Mecca Bodega, Marc was signed to Capitol Records with the alternative rock band Fetchin Bones, where he toured with artists such as REM, The Replacements, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Marc and Mecca Bodega have been heard throughout New York City as part of the Music Under New York (MUNY) performing arts program for 20 years. Marc performs an average of 175 shows yearly.

Marc has been performing solo for the last 5 years, expanding his polyrhythmic craft as StreetMule, promoting his new recording: Talkin’ True Da Tube. StreetMule harnesses the city’s vibrant energy in a tribal soundscape that features Australian didgeridoo, Peruvian cajon (rhythm box), African shakers and Indian bells with voice effects played all at once! Also inspired by North African and Sufi trance music, this globally oriented ‘earth’ music is driven by American ingenuity as Marc delves into the guts of street corner blues, chain gang hollers, funky hoofer backbeats all resonating in a vibrant timbre.
StreetMule has captivated audiences at festivals, clubs, family concerts, and special events such as: Ghouls & Gourds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Little Orchestra Society of NY, Australia‘s ‘A Taste Of Down Under’ International Festival, NYU’s Creative Time Summit, Giants Are Small: Dada Bomb, New York Fashion Week events, BRIC, and festivals such as Taste Of Times Square, 9th Avenue Food Festival and Atlantic Antic. StreetMule has been featured on NBC’s Channel 4 and NY1, as well as in the upcoming Korean documentary, Time To Play.

An inner-city social experiment…body language and breath…a halo of celestial moments: Connecting to NOW. Positive communication. We are no longer strangers. This is StreetMule.
BECKY YAMAMOTO (Character Comedy!)
Becky Yamamoto is a NY based comedian and writer. She co-wrote and co-starred in the webseries pilot "2 Chans" which won Best Actress (Comedy) at NYTVF. Her webseries "Uninspired" was an official NYTVF selection and received acclaim from The Onion AV Club, Indiewire, Mic, Bust and Glamour. She has appeared in independent films such as "Fort Tilden" and "3rd St. Blackout" and in the second season of the critically acclaimed Vimeo series "The Outs".
Mediocre Flow
Mediocre Flow is a percussion-based street performing crew established in 2016 by Aaron Burr. No, not the same Burr that shot Hamilton, but the one that tap dances instead. The group typically features one tap dancer and one musician, but members cycle in and out according to availability. Mediocre Flow can be seen at events and train platforms all over NYC. Follow @mediocreflow to find out where we’ll be performing next!
The Great Dubini (close-up magician)
Gregory Dubin, aka “The Great Dubini” has performed all over NYC. He’s been featured on The Love Show and on Ripley’s Believe It or Not’s Sideshow Wonders, and performs and consults with Sleep No More. He also produces and performs in his own show, The Mystique Boutique.
Wiley Gaby
Brooklyn-based, Florida-born songwriter Wiley Gaby, along with collaborator Jeffrey Doker, set out to carve a space where their seemingly disparate influences could meet, mingle, and ultimately blur genre lines to create beautiful new music. Influenced by classic country storytelling, melancholy pop melodies, and pretty things, the duo formed Goldenchild in the spring of 2014. This winter, the band released its debut LP, which merges elements of classic country and ambient soundscapes with a respectable hint of pop sensibility. The result is “gorgeous, cosmic country” that NYC’s Next magazine calls “damn beautiful.”
Annette A. Aguilar
Annette A. Aguilar - multi-percussionist, recording artist, educator, producer and bandleader - was born in San Francisco to a family from Nicaragua. She began playing music at the age of eleven.

At sixteen, she was recognized for her percussion playing and began sitting in and performing with internationally renowned Latin artists such as members of the Santana Band, Cal Tjader, and Pete an Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E) She earned a Bachelor in Music from San Francisco State University, a Masters from Manhattan School of Music, and Masters in Music Education at CUNY Lehman College. She has toured all around the world, worked on Television and film, has numerous recording credits as a side person. She has performed, toured and share the stage with artist such as Stevie Wonder, Darlene Love, Tito Puente, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon ,Toshi Reagon, Mose Allison, The Grateful Dead and many others Annette has worked on several Grammy Award-winning Broadway shows and currently serves as principal timpanist for the Bronx Symphony.

In 1992, she formed her Latin and Brazilian jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans. StringBeans soon became a popular fixture of the New York City’s East Village and Lower East Side music scene. A threetime selection as Latin Jazz Ambassadors by the U.S. State Department, the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the group has toured South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar, sharing their knowledge of music from the Americans and the Caribbean.

She has her own label entitled Eagle Seek Salmon Records. Annette has produce three CD’s. Their debut CD Special Friends, and second CD, No Cheap Dates, received numerous reviews nationally and abroad. Their third and latest CD is The Day Waits for Nobody.
A. E. Kieren
A.E. Kieren is a freelance illustrator and performer. He specializes in on-location illustration, for "sketch journalism" as well as for events and entertainment. Clients include Target, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Salvatore Ferragamo, Refinery Hotel, Sleep No More/McKittrick Hotel, MM&M, Johns Hopkins Magazine, The Dramatist, and Daily Front Row.
He holds a BFA in Illustration from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI and an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from School of Visual Arts in New York City.