Friday, February 8th
M Shanghai is a local New York City band that has been around the block and their performance shows they know what their doing. I've seen them often around the city and love their homespun style with all the musicians gathered around a single condenser mic that gives them such a warm, intimate sound. Their American roots music includes straight forward country styling but also impressively sophisticated music with varied rhythms, dark moody passages and wonderful lyrics. The rather large band provides a wonderfully full, complex sound enhanced by the harmonies and excellent solo performances on mandoline, violin and guitar.
We think you'll really enjoy M Shanghai so come join us on Friday, February 8th, 7:30 pm.
Spiral Sounds is a house-concert series within the New York City metro area. Located in Paulus Hook, a Victorian waterside neighborhood of Jersey City, our venue provides an intimate setting for acoustic music in an 1870 Victorian townhouse.
100% of the $20 donations go directly to the performers.
Spiral Sounds is near two PATH train stops which are five minutes from Manhattan (GROVE ST SCHEDULE or EXCHANGE PLACE), or five blocks from two Paulus Hook ferry landings (NY FERRY or WARREN STREET FERRY). If driving, the PAULUS HOOD NEIGBHORHOOD is one mile from the Holland Tunnel or NJ Turnpike. Address provided with seat reservation.
We want to enable fine musicians to earn a living from their art. We want to help discerning people hear high quality music. Our vision is to pull these two groups together for the sustenance and enjoyment of both.
Our current focus is upon acoustic based musicians that are professionals but without that big music label contract yet, or those musicians that still have their day jobs and are on the cusp of earning a living full time from their craft. Our audience is generally made up of musically informed people, other musicians, and those that just love live music.
As most musicians now hit the road in order to earn their living, House Concerts have become a wonderful alternative to the bar scene. Live-music loving people open their homes for a more intimate experience to hear music and musicians obtain donations at the house concerts, more often with better income than from the bars and nightclubs. Musicians and audience often chat over snacks and drink in the kitchen, a bond and a community are often found in these venues that can not be found elsewhere in the musical world.
House concerts are the platform we have chosen to bring our two groups together, musicians and a music loving audience, so that we can enable the ongoing support of our musical culture