The Bowery Presents
Foster the People

Foster the People

The Kooks, Kimbra

Wed, May 30, 2012

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park - NYC

New York, NY

$40.75 advance / $45 day of show

This event is all ages

Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the Mercury Lounge or Music Hall of Williamsburg box offices

Rumsey Playfield: Fifth Ave at 69th St. Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Foster the People
Foster the People
Foster the People came together in late 2009 when Mark Foster met bandmates Cubbie Fink and Mark Ponitus through mutual friends in the Los Angeles music scene. Foster, hailing from Cleveland, had been writing and recording music since his youth but it wasn’t until the three members came together that Foster’s music for the band's upcoming debut release, Torches, was ready for friends to hear.

In early 2010, Foster the People posted their first song “Pumped Up Kicks” on the Internet. Days later it was used to score a friend’s fashion video, days after that it showed up on Hype Machine and a year later it had seemed to make its way into the ears of millions of listeners around the world.

Foster the People released their first EP this January to give fans a taste of what they’ll hear on Torches!
Kimbra
Kimbra
Kimbra, NZ born songstress, is not a name synonymous with your average female singer, songwriter. Bringing a modern edge to the worn sounds of soul with a voice that belies her age, her jazz-influenced theatrical pop is inspired by a range of musical genres and artists, from Nina Simone to Bjork and Prince.

After 3 years now based in Melbourne, Kimbra has completed her debut full length album, ‘Vows’, set to be released in August. Featuring on the album are producers Francois Tetaz (Architecture in Helsinki, Gotye) and M-Phazes (Amerie, Pharoahe Monch). Her popular debut single and video for ‘Settle Down’ received rave reviews from around the world claiming her as the 'one to watch for 2011'. Kimbra also featured on Miami Horror’s track ‘I Look To You’ and has recently released second single off the soon-to-be-released album called, ‘Cameo Lover’.

Kimbra’s whimsical soul pop invokes both past and modern soul luminaries, but matched with her own intrigue and quirk, a breath mint for the pop scene, and a knack for theatrics to show that being a bit “out there” is the name of her game. Make no mistake - Kimbra is picking up steam even as she arrives. It's going to be a wonderful trip.
Venue Information:
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park - NYC
69th St. at Fifth Ave
New York, NY, 10021
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/