An Evening with Janita and Anna Rose

An Evening with Janita and Anna Rose

Feb 08 Thu

7:00 pm (event ends at 8:59 pm)


This event is 21 and over

“Janita mesmerizes.” ––Paste Magazine
“This woman’s got the goods. Stardom awaits.” ––Billboard Magazine
“An artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.” ––Baeble Music
“She sings with such passion and conviction that it’s hard to take your eyes off her.” ––The Telegraph (UK)

On the heels of nearly 50,000 miles of touring over the past 18 months, the buzz and anticipation surrounding New York-based artist Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) is as unsurprising as it is palpable. Standing-room-only concerts and sold-out headlining dates in both the United States and Europe have cemented her reputation as an electrifying artist and performer whose breakthrough moment has arrived.

Now, in addition to her ongoing tour schedule, she’s launched her own artist-in-residence concert series in New York, at famed Lower East Side music haunt Arlene’s Grocery. In this new series, Janita will be debuting new songs as well as new collaborations with special guests––a veritable who’s who of the New York music scene––while also performing fan favorites from her albums Seasons of Life, Haunted, and Didn’t You, My Dear?

Critical acclaim fused with commercial success may be rare in the music world, but this happy combination remains Janita’s norm: “Janita mesmerizes…her distinctive vocals are her stand-out asset, ranging between an edgier Feist and a softer Florence Welch,” declares Paste Magazine. Baeble Music adds, “Combining the vocal intensity of Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan with the turbulent rock edge of St. Vincent, Janita continues to mark herself as an artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.”

Janita continues to promote the Deluxe Edition release of her recent breakthrough album, Didn’t You, My Dear?, having just returned from a second major tour of the United Kingdom, and her first headlining tour of the East Coast of the US in December of 2017.
Anna Rose
Anna Rose
Anna Rose is rock n' roll. Raw and unfiltered only begins to describe the petite-blonde’s persona; so don't let her looks fool you. After her sophomore album Behold a Pale Horse, Rose has evolved deeper with her upcoming release, Strays In The Cut.

The six-track EP is a defiant revolution that pushes both personal and musical boundaries for Anna Rose. “I am very much an album artist and a storyteller,” said Rose. Sentiment and conviction fountain from Strays In The Cut while embracing electronic elements like omnichord, edgy guitar and Rose’s powerhouse vocals. “I gave myself more freedom to push my ability as a writer and artist” said Rose, all of which underline the EP’s transparency from the studio to the stage.

By the age of five Anna had already taken up piano, guitar and dance. “My house was a rock n' roll house,” said Rose. The lineage of rock music is potent, filled with innovation, rebellion and respect, which Anna Rose fully embraces. Her roots travel deep to the birth of rock and blues, or as Rose calls it, “soul-food.” Artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin have been at the core of Rose’s upbringing; “Oh my god, Led Zeppelin,” Anna repeated. Rose’s musical palette extends to innovators such as Muddy Waters and Tom Waits to Placebo, Nirvana and Soundgarden.

Strays In The Cut is bold. It rebels, excites and challenges the current industry, human beings and their emotions that are clawing - waiting to be set free. “We as people deal a lot with surface-level feelings; yet each set of eyes sees the world in a completely different way,” said Rose. At its core Strays In The Cut represents all that Anna Rose stands for. “I’m trying to remember where I am at the heart of it. I’m a songwriter. I’m emotional...but if you're always fighting for what you believe in, that is all that matters,” said Rose. “This is who I am.”
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002