Our weekly No Country Presents showcase down on Broadway at Acme Feed & Seed continues for another week, as we keep providing the denizens of one of music history’s most iconic streets-turned-tourist-traps with genres aside from pop-country covers to enjoy. This week, we have a bill stacked with electro-pop from the Brooklyn-based solo artist Yes Alexander, the prog-rock locals DEDSA, and singer-songwriter Chip Greene. As it does every week, all this gets started at 7 p.m., and is completely free! If you haven’t heard by now, there is actually cool contemporary music happening on Broadway, and we’re bringing it there. Read on to find out more about the artists on the bill.
Yes Alexander makes emotionally powerful nordic-influenced (she lived in Iceland for awhile) electronic pop. She just released her first full-length, Kyanite, and has collaborated with producers Jedi Mind Tricks, Vinnie Paz, Qreepz (Lokhart), Blue Sky Black Death (Slow Burning Lights) and The Casual Lust. Check out the music video for the haunting single “Fever” below.
The proggy rock quartet DEDSA have garnered attention for their synth-heavy sound and their self-made, hand-drawn, stop-motion video for the single “Lighter Click,” a nearly 6-minute acid trip featuring dragons, wizards, and lactating creatures. They were Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week last summer, and are currently at work on their follow up to 2013’s Trash Plastick. Their live show is sort of like a synth-powered nerd dance party.
Pop-rock singer-songwriter Chip Greene is much less electronic influenced than the other two groups. A Nashville native influenced by the rock of U2 and Coldplay as well as the pop of Aimee Mann, Greene writes melodic and accessible pop-rock that has been featured in a ton of ad campaigns. While his music is rooted in traditional rock sounds, he likes to draw on some electronic elements via his keyboards to create atmospheric pop songs, making him fit into this electro bill well.
Yes Alexander, DEDSA, and Chip Greene will perform Tuesday, March 15 at Acme Feed & Seed. The show is 21+, music begins around 7 p.m., and, per usual, it’s totally FREE! Downtown PARKING can sometimes be an issue. However, if you’re willing to walk a few blocks, street parking is typically easy to find on the numbered avenues south of Broadway or along Korean Veterans Blvd, and metered spaces are often free after 6 p.m.