The Bowery Presents
Foster the People

Foster the People

Tokyo Police Club, Kimbra

Mon, June 11, 2012

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

SummerStage, Central Park

New York, NY

$40.75 advance / $45 day of show

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This event is all ages

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

Proceeds from this concert help make possible the free programs of SummerStage

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!
Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club
If you’ve ever read a comic book, watched a science fiction movie, played freeze tag, or undertaken a top-secret intergalactic space mission, then you know all about the value of a good force field. Tokyo Police Club surely do, and in the four years since the band’s last album, our brave heroes from Toronto spent several long winters and many manic nights in their own fortress of solitude, learning to deflect that which would do them harm or lead them astray and to respect and to trust those they knew best: each other.

The eight tracks of Forcefield sound like the Tokyo Police Club you know and love but somehow manage to reach a little higher into the rafters. The genuine spirit in the catchy choruses of lead single “Hot Tonight” and “Toy Guns” reflects the anthemic music that all four bandmates were inspired by while recording, and “Miserable” features a concert-ready refrain sure to infuse crowds of all sizes. This is a watertight sound that only a band of best friends could make, a band who after ten years of playing music together and over a decade and a half of friendship wrapped themselves up in a force field and gave it their all, realizing who they are in the process as well as what their songs bring to their audience and to each other.

“We became aware that the objective on the songs was to relate,” says Monks. “It wasn’t about being cathartic or poetic or shrouded in mystery, it was just to be super open. I’ve done that lyrically and we’ve done that musically as a band; we’ve been more forgiving to these songs and let them just be the kind of songs they are and not tried to make them flow with the trends. We’re stoked on this record—we think it’s the best record on the planet right now.”
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:
SummerStage, Central Park
69th St. at Fifth Ave
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.summerstage.org/