Gianni Paci, Jordan Hull, Ursae

Gianni Paci

Jordan Hull

Ursae

May 03 Tue

7:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Gianni Paci - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Gianni Paci
Long before he was legal, Gianni Paci was sharing the stage with rock stars like Ace Frehley of Kiss, Steven Adler of Guns N Roses and the late Mike Starr of Alice In Chains. He’s been in the studio with the likes of Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Gwen Stefani), Jon Anderson (Yes, King Crimson) and Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai). Gianni even toured with the infamous Butthole Surfers, earning a dedicated spot on their live album, “Live At The Forum London,” as the band sings “Happy Birthday” to him in front of that sold-out crowd.

Having performed at music festivals like Austin City Limits in Texas, Zappanale in Germany and Musikfest in Pennsylvania, Gianni learned the ropes while in the ring, honing his craft in front of audiences far and wide. Songwriting was a talent that sprouted even earlier, as he wrote his first original piece of music at the tender age of eight. “It just seemed to pour out of me so naturally,” Gianni recalls, reflecting on his propensity towards poetically simple songs that are as alluring in their charm as they are surprising in their depth.

Gianni released two full-length albums of original material under his old pseudonym, The Pine Hollows. This work landed Gianni on the cover of Performer Magazine and helped him to establish a considerable presence in the NYC music scene. An online feature at Tiger Beat labeled him “The Cutest Boy You’re Not Crushing On Yet,” claiming, “[Gianni] will be bursting onto the mainstream music scene soon,” while Darryl Norrell of Aquarian Weekly wrote, "Gianni’s been likened to Buddy Holly and it’s appropriate, not in the timbre of his voice but in the mannerisms and the writing, airy and innocently heart-on-sleeve.”

His first solo release, “Walking Through A Movie Scene” [EP], ups the ante, as each analog-tracked song is accompanied by a visual vignette. The cover photo was shot by up-and-coming photographer Ryan Jay, and is an homage to an early David LaChapelle work. Blackbook Magazine premiered the video for second single, “Too Good To Be True,” writing, “we’re kind of obsessed.”
Jordan Hull - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Jordan Hull
Jordan Hull is an indie singer-songwriter originally from Dayton, OH – home to Guided By Voices, Kim and Kelley Deal, Dave Chappelle, The Ohio Players, Tommy James and the Shondells, to name a few. An unassuming pool of talent and DIY ingenuity.

After guerilla recording his first album in a series of apartments and office buildings in Dayton in 2008 on quarter-inch tape reels with Engineer Patrick Himes, Pat convinced the then 19 year-old songwriter to move to Nashville.

Hull has lived in Nashville for the better part of the decade. Dropping in and out of school. Releasing a follow up album in 2012 on Philly label Ropeadope (Snarky Puppy/Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.) Traveling the country playing gigs anywhere that would have him. “It’s a charmed life,” he says with a smile.

This Summer (2016) Hull plans to release his 3rd album: “Somewhere Is A Place To Be.” And is currently working on editing and polishing songs for future projects.
Ursae - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Ursae
Ursae is the avant-indie project of NYC singer/producer Andrew Campbell. Ursae blends organic sounds – pianos, guitars, drums – with synths and programmed instruments to craft thick, colorful arrangements existing comfortably between alt-rock and electronic. Anchoring textured and hypnotic pieces with grooves and hooks, Campbell draws from his experience as a working musician and his command of the studio to test the limits of what is possible in the realm of recorded music.

Ursae is celebrating the release of their debut EP at Arlene’s Grocery on May 3.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/