The New York festivities before the epic Schmoedown Live event next week is jam packed with tons of content by itself. Wanna see a rock concert? We got ya covered. Wanna see stand up by your favorite Baby Carrot and Urban Gladiator? We got that covered too. Wanna mingle and pre-game with fellow Schmoedown fans and eat some great New York cuisine? That’s a go as well.
THURSDAY, JAN 24: FAN EVENT AT SIDEWALK CAFÉ
94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
8:30pm EST – MARZOÑA
MARZOÑA is a musician from Los Angeles, CA. After multiple music projects, Alex is embarking on another solo journey, this time mashing hip-hop rhythms and melodies with rock and indie sensibilities. MARZOÑA will get your toes tapping and hands clapping – just don’t forget the ñ!
9:15pm EST – THE RIVER OF PARADISE – A TRIBUTE TO BILLY JOEL & MEAT LOAF
THE RIVER OF PARADISE is a tribute band, specializing in a show dedicated to the THREE greatest storytellers in rock music: Billy Joel, Meat Loaf, and Meat Loaf’s partner Jim Steinman. Thru classics such as “Piano Man,” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “My Life” and “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and deeper cuts to appease those who deeply know the catalogues, the show brings showmanship and fun.
The band consists of:
Chris Clark – Director / Lead
Dylan DeFeo – Music Director / Keys
Samm Sclafani – Lead Vocals
Don Gormanly – Vocals / Piano
Sean Sokol – Drums
Alex Cippolone – Lead Guitar
Moustafa Habib – Rhythm Guitar
Ryan Gruber – Bass
Gerard Quinn – Vocals
11PM EST – JAY WASHINGTON
THE URBAN GLADIATOR, manager of the VIPER SQUAD, is one HELL of a stand-up comic to boot. You know Jay Washington from his Schmoedown promos and his smack talk, but come on out and see the man in his element in person.
Q: How much does the show cost?
A: $5 suggested donation for each act, so $15 dollars total. And just a two food/drink minimum.
Q: What time should we get there?
A: 8:15pm is a good time, we’ll still be setting up and soundchecking. So feel free to get settled.
Q: Will Alex say “Live from New York its Alex Marzoña?
A: Dunno. Time will tell?
Q: Will this be recorded for those who can’t be there?
A: Yes, it’ll be multicam recorded and fully audio mixed. And probably live streamed from an iPhone in the Facebook group.
Q: Will New York State of Mind be performed?
A: Yes, Don does a chilling rendition. All I’ll say.
Q: Anything else the audience prolly needs to know?
A: Have fun, and sing to your heart’s content. We are here for the same reason: to celebrate this community. It’s being recorded too, so emphasizing that is always good.