URB ALT Uptown

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Music, Posts.


If you haven’t been up to Harlem yet, and you’re going to forgo the Puerto Rican festivities happening all over the city, then the best bet would be to travel to URB ALT festival tomorrow, June 9.  Didn’t know there was this much going on in West Harlem? Well, the alternative music/visual art goes down noon-6pm at the Harlem School of the Arts.  Check out songs and selections in tribute to the great jazz composer/musician/spiritual guru, Alice Coltrane.

Musical Artists:
Jahlili Rawkstraw and Shanti Om – Violin/laptop/bass shenanigans at  Noon
Pillow Theory – Post punk soul at 1pm
Tenderhead – Soul laced protorock melodicism of Tenderhead at 2pm
The Exit – Socially incisive post rock at 3pm
Res – Pop-rock-soul-ambient singer at 4pm
MuthaWit Orchestra – Cosmic big band explorations at 5pm

Visual Projectionists: Tim Fielder(Director of 3D animated feature film, "Harbinger"); Lyndon Barrois(animation director of Matrix series, 2007 Oscar winner)

All taking place at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Ave. (at 141st St.), $10 (Percentages of proceeds from this URB ALT Festival event will be donated to the John Coltrane Foundation and the Baton Rouge Hurricane Katrina Fund.)

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