Melanie Martinez – Tickets – College Street Music Hall. – New Haven, CT – September 10th, 2015

Melanie Martinez

Manic Productions and Premier Concerts Present:

Melanie Martinez

Handsome Ghost, Sarah Barrios

Thu, September 10, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20

This event is all ages

Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez is an unforgettable 20-year-old artist from Long Island, New York – a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence. Her debut Atlantic album, Cry Baby, was released on August 14, 2015 and debuted as the “Hot Shot Debut” at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. On May 20, 2014, she released her debut EP Dollhouse, largely collaborating with Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B). The EP debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Her self-conceived and/or self-directed videos for “Dollhouse,” “Carousel,” “Pity Party,” “Soap,” and “Sippy Cup” have driven her YouTube Channel to 50 million views and counting. “CRY BABY” is “a distinctly 21st century twist of pop, spikily honest and occasionally barbed words served up in cinnamon-dusted melodies,” declared Noisey, “a swirl of R&B curves, stuttering beats, and ratatat hi-hats.” (Martinez) possesses an arrestingly innocent voice that just barely hides its true power,” noted SPIN, “the bend-over-backwards ability to go for the jugular.” “The juxtaposition of promiscuous parents, complicated love, and substances with carnival pop is haunting,” applauded NYLON, but infectious enough to keep you coming back for more…like candy.”
Handsome Ghost
You might say Handsome Ghost's spirit arose from a personal and creative deconstruction—a classic scenario of life after death with a modern spin.
Tim Noyes began writing folk songs as a fresh-faced philosophy major at a small college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught high school English in New York City and played open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn't last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to make the leap to full-time musician.
Eventually, Noyes grew disenchanted by the limitations of folk music. As his tastes became more eclectic, "One month I love R&B and then it's today's pop or 90's hits," the acoustic world seemed smaller and smaller until it held little interest. With a return to academia feeling more and more imminent, the singer and specter trekked to a snowbound Vermont studio for one last shot, this time with a different approach. Though he'd still sketch each song with vocals and guitar, next he'd adorn them with synths, soundscapes and various sonic accoutrements, enriching the compositions and heightening the emotion in the process.
"The electronic elements were so intriguing to me," Noyes explains. "Certain things are off limits in other genres. I love Handsome Ghost because we'll try anything." The one rule he followed—a nod to his folk background—was absolutely no electric guitar.
"Blood Stutter," a demo from those sessions went viral on Spotify with 7 million plays and counting and drew acclaim from the likes of USA Today. Photo Finish Records inked a deal with Handsome Ghost in 2014, and Noyes headed to Los Angeles to cut his debut EP, Steps, with producer extraordinaire Matt Squire (Ariana Grande, Youngblood Hawke).
Far away from New England, Noyes grew to embrace his beginnings, and his naturally defenseless vocals emerged front and center. "Handsome Ghost isn't folk music—we have big drums and production, synths etc. But I like to think that above all that stuff is the song itself, and I hope that listeners can connect with my words and melodies more than anything else."
Sarah Barrios
Singer/Songwriter Sarah Barrios, is a quiet storm that's taking over the music scene throughout New England & beyond. In 2014, Barrios won The New England Music Award's "Best New Act of the Year" & as of Jan. 2015, a nominee for "Best Female Performer of The Year". In addition, Connecticut Magazine just named Barrios one of their "40 under 40 High Achievers to watch in 2015".  Sarah continues to watch her career take off as she tours as a headliner & opening for some of America's biggest names in music while sharing her style of blues/Indy/Pop with fans!
Venue Information:
College Street Music Hall.
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

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