Music Video Film Festival and Band Battle No. 4
6 bands (including last year's winner: BASEMENT BATMAN who will kick off the festival); 20 music videos
Deb Oh and the Cavaliers
Intricately epic, viscerally cerebral: Deb Oh & the Cavaliers are a powerful study in contrasts. With orchestral, piano-driven arrangements that have grown fiercer over time, this 7-piece band boasts a singular sound led by Deb Oh's equally singular voice - a subtle mix of soul and sheer drive. Having played extensively in NYC to support Deb's solo EP, 'Cold Glory,' Deb Oh & and the Cavaliers release their debut collective EP, 'Hieroglyphs' on April 2nd, 2013.
Take everything you think you know about girl bands and throw it out the window because Plastiq Passion rocks out like no other. Their energetic and passionate live show continues to create quite a buzz amongst concert goers in New York City as well as nation-wide, ever since their 2008 cross-country tour. Their newest album To Be a Blade of Grass in Cracked Cement has been in regular rotation on New York City's only modern rock station 101.9 RXP since its release in 2010 and continues to garner excellent reviews which opened the door for them to open up for such notable acts as The Cult and Dramarama.
For brothers Nicholas and Lucas James, taking the easy road was never an option. From home schooling to Quaker schools and the certainty of a move almost every five years, the brother's childhood was anything but normal. Growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut was an obstacle from day one for the brothers. These two hot-sauce-loving, god-fearing, skinny-jean-wearing, rock'n rollers could not have been raised in a more contradictory place. Luc and Nick decided early on not to conform to their bland surroundings, but rather to turn it on it's head. Nick began to teach himself guitar, and Luc the drums, and the brothers' early music began to take the form of a blues-rock duo inspired by The Black Keys and The White Stripes.