Monday, June 10, 2013
Debut! The Inspired Word All-Star Showcase - Comedy, Music, Poetry, Storytelling - June 20!
The Inspired Word series presents the start of new All-Star Showcase - the best of the best of our comedians, poets, musicians, and storytellers from our open mics.
Our debut night features a super-hot lineup: comedian Petey DeAbreu, rock band LTrain (Crystalla Gonzalez & Gabriel Castellar), actress/poet Michelle Seabreeze, singer/songwriter Janna Pelle, and storyteller Phillip Giambri aka The Ancient Mariner. Hosted by comedian Mike Brown.
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Where: Bareburger (East Village)
2nd Floor 85 Second Avenue (@ 5th Street), Manhattan, New York
Phone: (212) 510-8610
By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 2nd Avenue side or the 6 train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place.
Doors open @7pm
Show starts @ 7:30pm
Cover charge: $10 for general admission, $12 for 2nd row reserved, $15 for front row reserved
You can purchase advance tickets online via Eventbrite:
http://jannapelle.com/ as well as iTunes and Spotify. If you love pop music, you'll love her. If you hate pop music, you'll hate that you love her.
LTrain are native New Yorker's caught up in a romance with NYC. It's members, Crystalla Gonzalez (Vocals), and Gabriel Castellar (Guitar/Vocals) are of various ethnicities and cultures, and grew up on various genres of music like from Heavy Metal to Funk and from Jazz to Punk. This enabled them to blend all the different styles and cultures from people that can be found traveling through the NYC Subway. LTrain began in January of 2011 with a song called "On The Train" and a dream; A dream to make a funky rock band with a punk attitude, in which they interpreted as describing the spirit of NYC. "On The Train" was a song that Gabriel and Crystalla wrote as a project for Gabriel's creative writing class at his University (BMCC), which led to a vision about making music which described the sights, sounds and stories of people who rode the LTrain. LTrain began the NYC bar/venue circuit in March of 2011. In July of that year, both David and Chris became permanent members and by December of that year had already played in venues like The Knitting Factory, Don Pedro's, Trash Bar, The Bitter End, Gramercy Theatre and many more. L Train believes in spreading the message of love, understanding...and the funk. For more info on LTrain, please visit https://www.facebook.com/LTrainBand.
Repping the tough streets of the BX, Petey DeAbreu is a fast-rising star on the New York City comedy scene. He's a 3-time winner of The Inspired Word's LOL! Comedy Slam and has appeared at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, and EastVille Comedy Club. He recognized the power of humor at an early age, using it as a pre-emptive strike to keep from getting beaten up at school and around his 'hood. With his unique view of the world, influenced by comedy legends Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Woody Allen, Petey loves to take crowds on unexpected journeys and believes his feel-good style cuts through prejudice and provokes laughter without boundaries.
For info on Inspired Word events, please visit http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.