John The Martyr with DUVV, Robert John Ardiff, SCR and Tokyo Taboo
Mondo Presents:

John The Martyr

DUVV, Robert John Ardiff, SCR, Tokyo Taboo

Ages 21+
Mondo Fest at Arlene's Grocery

Mondo at Arlene's Grocery Featuring: DUVV, Robert John Ardiff, SCR and Tokyo Taboo

John The Martyr

DUVV:

24-year-old New York native DUVV’s alternative R&B began in Seoul. Her journey from the suburbs of New York to the capital of South Korea sparked the beginning of an exciting chapter. The unique rhythm of Seoul’s club scene inspired a new outlook on DUVV’s musical process. Now that DUVV has returned to New York with a freshly affirmed identity and sound, she’s announced her upcoming project, ‘ACID’, an EP that explores the balance between necessity and toxicity and emotion and spirit. In her first foray into self-production, DUVV takes cues from the beating pulse of club music. Wound together with soulful vocals and narrative lyrical themes, DUVV creates a contemporary, future-facing sound intent on delivering one message overall - love.

While living in Seoul, DUVV recorded her first collaborative mixtape. ‘WITH YOU IN MIND’ was an exercise of trial and error and an exploration of faith and healing. Shortly after receiving critical interest and her earliest fans, DUVV announced her plans for the next year. The six-track EP delves into the grit and reality of the human condition and is led by ‘Was You’ - which discusses the futility of trying to escape reality. “I think the idea of ‘crying in the club’ rings true. You can go to a club to temporarily escape pain, but you can also fail. You may not be shedding tears, but inside you’re hurting and meeting your fate on the path you took to avoid it.” “This is the first time I’ve produced one of my own projects, besides one song produced by a Korean producer called swimrabbit”. “The idea of retaining control of my message is so important”, she says. “My music is of spiritual significance to me.”

Robert John Ardiff

Robert John Ardiff, the Dublin based singer/songwriter, is releasing his first body of work 1 year after his critically acclaimed debut album "Between the Bed and Room."

"So Free" is the first release and was written for the upcoming, John Carney-helmed Amazon Prime series "Modern Love." It represents a definite shift in the style of music he has recorded until now; where before his music was recorded in a box-room setting, Ardiff has now matured sonically with a full studio band behind him

SCR:

Based out of New York, SCR (Sir Cadian Rhythm) is an alt-rock band known for their captivating live performance and infectious melodies.

The bands unique sonic blend, which teeters on the edge of pop and alternative rock, is the result of each member coming from different musical upbringings ranging from musical theater to horn-laden funk to psychedelic rock music.

Since their formation in 2015, the band has gone on to perform all over the east coast opening for national acts including Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer, Blues Traveler, The Robert Randolph Band, and The Record Company. Their highly touted single, “Not Quite Done Yet”, went viral on social media platforms and has accumulated close to a half a million streams on Spotify since its release. The hit song was featured in the blockbuster video game "Nascar Heat 2” this past fall. The bands song “Run Around Town” was also featured in the film “Back in the Day” starring Alec Baldwin.

Catch their newest single "Headstands" in the feature film 8 Slices coming soon!

Tokyo Taboo:

Following their debut 6th Street Psychosis, London band Tokyo Taboo have now announced their highly anticipated second album. Taken from the album, new single Whiskey will be released on the 4th of October via TT Records.

Written about Dolly's tumultuous relationship with alcohol, Whiskey rages with the band’s trademark ferocity as whirring hooks race alongside tremendous beats and the immense power of front-woman Dolly Daggerz’ vocals. As guitarist Mickey Danger’s riotous riffs blast into your ears, the track’s propelled by a feisty power that’ll instantly hit you with its seething frenzied energy. Of the track, Daggerz explains: “I wanted to describe how I'd become dependent on alcohol to feel ok. I got so used to drinking whiskey straight out the bottle before jumping on stage. I thought being wasted was the only way I could perform as a riotous female. Turns out I never needed alcohol at all and that craziness lives in me!” Dolly, now sober for closing in on a year, describes how liberated she feels without the booze, "I was a walking emotional rollercoaster. High from the adrenaline of our show then so low the next day. I had drunken conversations with myself in venue toilet cubicles. Drinking was never any good for my mental health and I could see a nasty end for myself if I didn't pack it in."

Tokyo Taboo’s upcoming album was recorded in California by Noah Shain (whose most recent production Badflower’s ‘Ghost’ recently occupied the Number 1 spot in the US rock chart). The album showcases how the band have really honed their sound since their debut, developing musical layers and refining production to create something utterly unique.

Tokyo Taboo have built quite a reputation for their spectacular, character-driven - and often shocking - vibrant live performances. Now, receiving acclaim from the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Clash and Punktastic, they’re ready to take on the world once again with the mind-blowing power of Whiskey. And, with a UK tour soon to be announced, plus more new music on the way next year, you’d better keep your eyes on Tokyo Taboo. We’re sure Dolly wouldn’t have it any other way.

Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Street
New York City, NY, 10001