This Thursday night in the CUPS series features three male solo artist/songwriters. The lineup starts off with Chase, an LA-based pop singer/songwriter/guitarist. Taking the stage next will be pianist and singer/songwriter Barry Harris. Brett Fromson will wrap up the evening with his "bitter blue" styled unique acoustics. Be sure to follow New Music Empire and CUPS Coffee on Facebook for lineup and other event updates! As always, this Thursday evening will be free entry, 7-10PM, all ages, at the corner of Jefferson and Figueroa. Can't wait to see you there!
This Thursday night in the CUPS series features three rocking female solo artist/songwriters. The lineup starts off with Livia Slingerland, a rock-and-roll influenced singer/guitarist who we are excited to be bringing back next weekend for our First Fridays event in Old Town Pasadena. Taking the stage next will be California native pianist and singer/songwriter Leila Milki. Sarah DiMuzio, better known as Whim, will wrap up the evening with her Portland-influenced unique acoustics. Be sure to follow New Music Empire and CUPS Coffee on Facebook for lineup and other event updates! As always, this Thursday evening will be free entry, 7-10PM, all ages, at the corner of Jefferson and Figueroa. Can't wait to see you there!
Progressive rock fusion/experimental guitarist Kevin Geier has released his sophomore album, Remnants. As a follow up to some solo composition, collaborative projects, and contributions to bands such as the Skariginals, Geier has put together a mature and largely instrumental compilation on this album. The featured single Specter includes vocal collaboration, and also has a corresponding solo acoustic version. Check out Geier below on some of his interactive social media sites, and spread the word about this great new album!
We are proud to announce REP Merch as New Music Empire's official graphic design partner!
Who is REP Merch?
"We are a design firm dedicated to utilizing the arts and unique ideas in everything that we create. One could call us the Entertainer's one-stop-shop, offering services for all performance types, whether it be music, stand-up, film (props and advertising), etc.
Whether it is flyers for your gigs, tees, or full-on branding, we can give you design solutions that are bound to stand out from the crowd. We also offer a variety of price ranges, for those just starting out to others that can go all out for that special custom something.
Our firm is focused on the individual, letting each graphic artist be who they are. This goes for all aspects of life, as well as in their art. We encourage our designers to create in a way that is more typical of fine art rather than simply graphic design.
Our artists pull from various medias, including but not limited to painting, photography, illustration, and pen and ink. What comes out of all this are products that are truly unique and created with positive energy."
-Camille Elston, founder of REP Merch
Beginning on Friday October 3rd, New Music Empire will be proud to host the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena for the first Friday night of every month. We will be showcasing affiliated and other local young artists of various genres for a big showcase on the pub stage alongside its bar and patio. Doors open at 8:00PM; $5 cover charge, guests must be 21+ to enter.
This first showcase will be featuring rock band The Hammers, futuristic singer-musician Dolly Spectra, and solo rock artist Livia Slingerland, all hailing from USC's Popular Music Program. Stay tuned, as we will be posting (here and on our social media sites) more details spotlighting each of these fabulous artists. In the meantime, check out the official pages for this event on Facebook and Sonicbids, and of course, invite your friends!
The weekly Thursday night New Music Empire series continues at the corner of Figueroa and Jefferson, co-hosted and sponsored by CUPS Coffee! This week will feature performances by AJ Peacox, Becca Marlee, and Devon Jane. Be sure to check out the New Music Empire and CUPS Coffee Facebook pages every week for updates on the newest fabulous artist lineups, and then stop by. See you there!
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