Fresh new pop music ruled New York City on Friday night at SUPERFRAICHE at a sold out Galapagos Art Space in New York City with performances by newcomers Sky Ferreira, Simon Curtis, Databoy and She's The Queen. After curating shows in Los Angeles and Atlanta, I partnered with GUMBO NYC to bring SUPERFRAICHE back to the Big Apple. (Click here for some amazing photos of the night.)
I launched SUPERFRAICHE two years ago to produce a unique live music experience for pop fans and to bring my blogs tips to the stage in a creative new way. Friday's installment of SUPERFRAICHE accomplished exactly that.
Pop fans were eagerly awaiting the very first headlining performance of Sky Ferreira who I introduced as one of "pop brightest new stars." Not only is Ferreira a talented actress and songwriter, she is also an impressive vocalist whose stage delivery captured an authentic and relatable quality that is truly compelling. Ferreira performed tracks from her new EP "As If!" ("Traces," "108" "Sex Rules") plus she performed her U.K. hit "One."
Online music sensation Simon Curtis made his very first trip to New York to perform at SUPERFRAICHE. Curtis is a born showman, bringing a poise and intensity to his performance that had the crowd captivated from beginning to end. The L.A. based singer performed songs from his last "8Bit Heart," plus tracks from his forthcoming new album "RΔ" including the radio-ready "Enemy" and "Pit Of Vipers." As a nod to his idol Britney Spears, he wowed the audience with an acapella version of "Baby, One More Time." Yes! Wow!
Austin friends Databoy served up a totally fun set of party-starting electro-pop that was peppered with synchronized dance moves. So much fun to watch. Cameron Maxwell and Adam Bailey are currently working with people like Cutfather and Josh Harris to develop material for their next release. They're a duo to keep your eye on.
She's The Queen's Drew Kuryloski and Emily White amped up the crowd with their sparkly and atmospheric dance pop that was the perfect way to get the audience in the mood for a great night of pop.
What a fantastic night of pop music it was! Click here for some amazing photos of the night. I want to thank all of the fans for coming out on Friday night. Amazing! Also a big thank you to the bloggers and the social media posse that came out to support SUPERFRAICHE including MTV, MTV Buzzworthy, 365Gay, Nik Thakkar, Brad Stern, Jon Ali and the guys from OutSpokenNYC. Big hugs for Gabi Porter for shooting stellar photos of the event. Last but not least, a jumpin' high five to my co-producers Ben Harvey and Casey Fitzpatrick for teaming up and embracing SUPERFRAICHE. Up to the next one!
Stay tuned for details about the next SUPERFRAICHE on July 15.