Mariachi Flor de Toloache
Mon, December 14
Doors: 7:00 pm
The Arcs - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Arcs announce their first tour this fall, with North American dates in December. Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale starting Friday, September 25. The performances will feature material from the band’s acclaimed new album, Yours, Dreamily, which is out now on Nonesuch Records (purchase now at iTunes, thearcs.com, and nonesuch.com).
Yours, Dreamily, has received critical praise, with NPR Music saying, “Right from the drop, Yours, Dreamily, ignites like a cigarette flicked on a stream of gasoline,” while Entertainment Weekly praises, “(The album) lands right in the meaty part of the psychedelic curve with jolts of lush hypno-soul and tough garage-edelia.” The album’s first single, “Outta My Mind,” also has received excellent reviews, with New York magazine’s Vulture praising its “raw, bare-bones appeal” and Spin noting its “barrage of deliciously reverbed, strung-out riffs.” Additionally, The Huffington Post recently premiered the track’s official music video, calling it, “a dreamy gift of garage blues wrapped in fuzzy, soulful guitar.” Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/k84Fpso2cBY.
The Arcs are Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. Also featured on the album are Kenny Vaughan and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The group collaboratively wrote and recorded 13 tracks for Yours, Dreamily, with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally. Co-produced by Auerbach and Michels, the album was recorded in roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, the Diamond Mine in Queens, Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, and in a lounge room at Electric Lady in Manhattan. Tchad Blake mixed the album on his horse farm in Wales.
In advance of Yours, Dreamily, The Arcs recently released two 7-inch singles (both with art designed by El Oms) b/w additional non-LP tracks, which are available now at independent retail outlets, thearcs.com, and nonesuch.com. The first includes the songs “Stay in My Corner” b/w “Tomato Can” and the second includes “Outta My Mind” b/w “My Mind”.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache - (Set time: 8:10 PM)
Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York city in 2008 by Mireya I. Ramos. Originally a trio, the band has grown to 10 members with all the essential and traditional instruments, violins, trumpets, guitarron (bass), vihuela (5 string guitar) and guitar. In addition, each members' cultural background adds even more diversity to their already unique sound and appearance as an all women band spanning the globe from Puerto Rico, to Mexico, Singapore, Germany, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.
Their goal of representing Mexican music and adding their own edgy and versatile sound comes together incredibly naturally and seamlessly. Although as individuals their talent has allowed them to grace stages worldwide from stadiums to acclaimed theater venues, they perform together like a band of sisters, with grace and vibrant beauty casting a spell over their audiences like the legendary and magical Toloache flower that is still being used in Mexico as a love potion.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache has performed at legendary and top venues in New York City including: Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall (monthly residency), Prospect Park Bandshell for LAMC 2013, Kennedy Center and many more.. They have been featured on Univision, NBC, The Today Show, and reviewed by the New York Times, El Diario, Daily News, appeared in L.A. Times, New York Magazine, NPR, MTV Iggy and have performed special events for the Mexican Consulate, Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, high profile private events, the annual St Cecilia mariachi festival, annual Guadalupe festivities in dozens of churches.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache has always caught the attention of different types of audiences and art events that lead to invitations such as: touring for 5 weeks in Spain summer 2011 featured in top theatre festivals throughout the country as part of the Cross Border Project; and being invited by the Department of State to India for a cross cultural program representing the U.S. by doing performances in five different cities and teaching workshops and performing for the U.S. ambassador in November of 2013. They continue to perform all over New York city intending to preserve the richness of Mexican culture and evolve the Mariachi tradition with respect, pride, passion and creativity.
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