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Superfraiche Pop Night NYC Keeps It Sweet & Crunchy


What a fantastic Superfraiche Pop Night it was on Friday! I could not have wish for anything more than a pop night filled with great performances, fine new music and a packed house. These events are a labor of love and to see it all come together so nicely and with all the support means the world to me. A big thank you to all the artists that I came to play and to all of you who attended the show on a very cold New York evening. (A special thank you to Linda Perry for attending. That was amazing.)

The amazingly talented DJ Josh Madden opened the night with a fun set of pop, indie rock and electro to warm up the crowd, and get people ready for a great line up of sweet & crunchy pop.

Washington DC singer Outputmessage (aka Bernard Farley) kicked off the show with a fine mix of electronica. I asked him to perform because Bernard is spearheading an exciting new electro-pop movement in Washington DC that is more proof that electro music is thriving in different places around the country. Bernard played a jam-packed 30 minute set and included my fave tunes “Get Away” and “I Remember.”  Bernard is a fun performer to watch, with his sleek dance moves, sliding across the stage.

Beautiful Small Machines took on the stage next. During soundcheck, singer Bree accidentally ran into a one of the low hanging speakers on the stage. I grabbed her a bag of ice, which eased her head bump as she was relaxed and ready to go at set time. The show must go on!

I was so incredibly curious to see their live set, as I’m really a fan of their “The Robots In Love” EP. Don and Bree are top-notch musicians and Bree is a compelling stage performer, often interacting with the audience and engaging them in their show. If you are you a fan of sleek and melodic synth-pop you must check out their last EP that includes the group’s duet with none other than Simon Le Bon. Really good stuff.

Next up was Reni Lane who has become a Superfraiche Pop Night regular. Reni has become a friend over the past few months, playing Superfraiche NYC back in November and then Superfraiche LA together with VV Brown during GRAMMY Week.

This gig was a special one for Reni as it was one to officially celebrate the release of her Custard/Universal Motown debut, “Ready.” It is a fantastic effort that is chockfull of hits and hooks that I highly recommend.

With her mentor Linda Perry in the house, Reni performed a very solid and tight set. Her show has matured so much over the past few months, and Reni seems so comfortable and in her element with her new band – it is a joy to watch a star in the making.

Crowd favorites included “Even You",” “Runaway Train” and lead single “Place For Us.” Bonus was a totally fun and rocking cover of Rod Steward’s “Don't Ya Think I’m Sexy.”

The audience really got into it her set and when she ended I asked her to come back on stage to perform an encore of “Even You,” which is such a fun song to singalong too. 

The audience was filled with ArjanWrites.com readers, industry folks, fans and friends. Seen were also Tyler Cordy of 2AM Club, Bryan Black of MOTOR, and can I just say again that the amazing Linda Perry was in the audience. Amazing. Thank you.


March 28, 2010 in Superfraiche | Permalink


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