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FOLK MUSICIANS WANTED - CouchCrash Rooftop Party on Aug 14
Posted August 10th, 2010 - 3:50 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Hey Folks,

The basics are that we are having a rooftop party on a building situated at the southwest corner of East 80th Street & Lexington Ave.

This party is a kickoff event for a weeklong series as part of the NYC CouchSurfing community's CouchCrash Festival

http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=82680

When? Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 (less than one week from now) starting around 9pm and going til 2ish on Sunday morning. The theme of the gathering is Art-2.0 or something like that.. our host has a beautiful apartment with lots of visual paintings hanging on the walls.

And he also has a rooftop..

We'd like to have some slightly wired acoustic sets between 10 and midnight and are planning to have 3 - 4 performers, each doing about a 20 minute set. In the event of rain, we'll move everything downstairs to the top floor where our performers will be unwired (pretty sure it won't be necessary inside).

Basically, since there are buildings within earshot, we just want to fill the space of our rooftop with sound. Full bands are being discouraged vs a person and a guitar, ukulele, accordian, etc... you see, we are flexible people.

We do have one small amp and I think I'll have a mic stand (but still looking for a microphone). I'm thinking the amps and mics would be best if then can be shared among the performers. We just want to generate enough ummph without disturbing the neighbors

My own guitar, for which I am woefully unskilled in playing is an acoustic/electric. My roommate has already agreed to do one set, and he'll be using my guitar.. It is also sharable if you want to come with free hands, or you can certainly bring your own.

Lastly, this party is a bring your own everything. It means we won't have any cash to pay for your performance, be you will certainly be allowed and encouraged to put the hat out for folks to throw a little something your way, as well as CDs or signup sheets you might have to build your fan base.

And if you have friends who are not CSers and you are performing, then feel free to bring them along and convert them to our religion of love, sharing and international understanding.

That said....

Please give me a call ASAP if you would like to perform or know someone who will.. Call anytime day or night.. if I don't pickup, just leave a message.

Thanks in advance for your participation,

Paul Nocera
Brooklyn Host with the least ;-)
347-645-6509 = cell /txt
brklynpaul = skype