PINKTOBER Ambassador Echosmith is kicking off this year's PINKTOBER with a free performance and meet and greet at Hard Rock Cafe New York! They will be performing an acoustic set, meeting fans, and signing copies of their album TALKING DREAMS.
Times Square will be rocked with the indie rock and '80s dance-rock-influenced goodness of Echosmith on September 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe New York recently had the extreme honor of hosting the kick-off event for the Light Of Day Foundation's epic series of concerts to raise money for Parkinson's research and support of families dealing with this disease. Even better than hosting the event was the fact that the headliner was Gary U.S. Bonds, legendary R&B singer. Bonds first rose to prominence in the early 1960s, when his song, “Quarter to Three,” released in June 1961, reached Number 1 on the Billboard chart. Bonds’ other Top 10 hits at the time included “New Orleans,” “School is Out,” and “Dear Lady Twist.” He headlined a 1963 European tour, which also included The Beatles. Supporting him earlier in the night were Willie Nile, The Liza Colby Sound, and Joe D'Urso & The Stone Caravan, all putting their heart and soul into the night.
Debbie Harry, who, in case you don't know because you a.) lived under a rock during the '70s and '80s or b.) weren't alive then or c.) don't know about the punk/new wave movement that lit the world on fire in the late '70s or d.) just don't care, was part of this little band called Blondie and had a couple hits and a huge influence on punk and rock and music itself, stopped by Hard Rock Cafe New York for a little get together in support of the Institute For Collaborative Education.
Students and faculty from the school also took part in the evening's festivities, showing of the music skills they've learned in class, as well as their natural talent in front of the microphone. Debbie jumped in on a couple collaborations with the kids, too, making for an incredible night of money raising fun. We just wanted to share some pics and thank everyone who came out in support, as well as the student and teachers and, of course, Ms. Debbie Harry for, well, just being awesome.
Little Steven Van Zandt, longtime friend of Hard Rock and guitar player for some guy from New Jersey, recently took over Hard Rock Cafe New York to tape the 500th episode of his Underground Garage radio show. If you haven't heard the show, you should tune in ASAP. What's it about you ask? From the website: "Each week Little Steven takes audiences on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide." Yes, it's a great show. If there's isn't a radio station in your area that broadcasts the show, you can listen to archived shows online. Do it.
Daughtry hit up Hard Rock Cafe New York last night for a visceral and exciting acoustic show in support of Musicians On Call, one of our favorite charities, whose stated mission is to bring “live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities." Music heals. We know this. You know this. Daughtry knows this. That's why the band's namesake has been working with Musicians On Call for years now. We were so happy to have the band at our New York cafe and ecstatic that we could help facilitate this amazing night. We just wanted to share some pics and to thank everyone who came out for such a great cause and a great night. You rock!