April 18, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- New York City's famed
Coffee Shop restaurant and its ballroom and lounge will play host to the
Music for Music
showcase benefitting the
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The benefit concert will be held in the Union Square Ballroom on
Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm,
and will feature
the extraordinary musical talents of local high school students and the headliner band is
per student ticket and
per adult ticket. Coinciding with the event, a charity auction will be held featuring donations from famed musicians
, and Wilco among others. Items will be available to bid online beginning
April 12, 2013
. Net proceeds go to the
VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
A collaboration between the Coffee Shop and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the Music for Music event is an exciting new concert and afternoon music party showcasing talented high school musicians from
New York City
and headlining band
. The inaugural Music for Music performances will include:
Up and coming
alt rock band
, made their major musical debut when "a friend of a friend" showed their song "Believer" to the Sirius XM radio station
. Grabbing the attention of listeners with their meaningful lyrics and an original sound, they gained momentum and have since signed to Dirty Canvas/Mercury Records. They have been on multiple tours with such bands as
A Silent Film, Goldfields, and Carousel, played South-by-South West
and are currently working on their debut album. As
We all have a story to tell and whether it's audible, visual, silence or motion, we can't hide the fact that we are constantly creating new moments to share. We are American Authors."
Nat & Alex Wolff
: Actor/musician brothers who starred in the Nickelodeon television series,
The Naked Brothers Band
. In 2011, the Wolffs' released
, their debut solo album. With multiple upcoming films and a variety of new music on deck, Nat (18) and Alex (15) are slated for a breakout year in 2013. The teens currently reside in NYC.
with "dancey-girl-group" 60s harmonies, along with some feminist riot grrrl
inspired lyrics in one delicious serving
The band (
, and Joey Koneko) played their first show at Slutwalk NYC in
and released their first recorded track, the theme song for
, "Suzy's Alright," in
. Claire's Diary released their double single for "Girl Next Door" and "Build Me A Hero" in
and their first full length LP in
Having been playing together since 2006 (under the name Call Me 212), band members (
) recently added a new drummer (
) and will debut their new band, The CounterFits, at this event. Trained at the famed Third Street Music School, the ninth graders have previously played audiences at Webster Hall.
, and Cyan Hunte
are three fourteen-year-olds with such a passionate love of music that they decided to make their own. From three different NYC schools, they met at a Lowell's World Young Musicians Showcase at the Underground Lounge and formed the band in October 2012. A Power Trio – bass, drums and guitar, coupled with strong vocals – they have performed shows at many venues throughout NYC and are currently recording their first EP due out this summer.
Jack & Eliza:
When the youngest ever winner of the prestigious John Lennon Song Writing Contest (Eliza) asked the main song writer for The Tension and Bleeker St. (Jack) to write some songs, is was supposed to just be for fun…for them. After sold out shows at Joe's Pub and Le Piosson Rouge, along with a killer debut single ("Motel Home"), and it turns out that it's fun for all. Look out for their self-titled EP out in late spring.
All of the program's young musicians are committed to ensuring their peers in NYC public schools have the same opportunities to also pursue and develop a love of music. The performing students also share a pledge to helping VH1 continue to keep music education at public schools. There is perhaps no better way to assist the VH1 Save the Music program than by raising money during an afternoon of music, fun and community fellowship.