As part of Live For Live Music’s Baker’s Dozen Late Nights series, the Eric Krasno Band will perform a special post-Phish concert at The Cutting Room on Friday, August 4th, with the Brandon Niederauer “TAZ” Band.
As we inch closer to the summer, more and more shows are being added to the mix for Phish‘s massive Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden. With a seemingly endless amount of late night shows and pre-parties already announced, today we are happy to announce a new late night show that pairs one of New York’s biggest musical heavy hitters with one of the city’s most talented up-and-coming performers. The Eric Krasno Band will perform a special late night concert at The Cutting Room on Friday, August 4th, and they will be joined by special guests the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band.
Krasno needs no introduction, as he has been essentially running NYC for years, making his name as a founding member of Soulive and Lettuce while developing himself into one of the most in-demand guitar players in the city. His solo band has been on the road for some time now, delivering material from his solo album Blood From a Stone alongside a few choice Grateful Dead covers that have allowed he and his band to stretch out into the improvisational space where he shines the brightest. Kraz recently built The Daze Between Band show during Jazz Fest, and is also known for his prowess as a bandleader as the musical director for several SuperJams at Bonnaroo and the PowWow at Okeechobee. At this point, Kraz is one of the best pound-for-pound talents in the game, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the table for this special late night performance.
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer should be no stranger, since, at this point, he has cemented himself as a rising star. Niederauer, still only 14 years old, was discovered by Butch Trucks, mentored by Col. Bruce Hampton, and has been cutting his teeth the past two years as one of the stars of the smash hit Broadway musical School of Rock. Niederauer and his band have been making the rounds as of late, hitting New York venues like American Beauty, The Iridium, The Blue Note, and a headline play at The Cutting room earlier this year.
Who: The Eric Krasno Band w/ The Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band
Where: The Cutting Room
When: Friday, August 4th, 2017
Doors: 11:30pm doors, show at 12:00am (technically early morning 8/5)
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show
Dumpstaphunk has just announced support and a bevy of special guests for their 3rd annual Phunksgiving Eve show in New York City on Wednesday, November 23rd at American Beauty (purchase tickets here). This is going to be one hell of a way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Joining Ivan Neville and his cast of NOLA-based funk brethren will be Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno, former Dumpsta member and current Nth Power drummer Nikki Glaspie, 13-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and the Steel Town Horns. Grammy Award-winning trumpet player/producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown will be bringing along his band to open up the celebration proper.
With this lineup, it’s safe to say that this will be the best Phunksgiving Eve event yet. American Beauty is a more intimate venue, so don’t snooze on getting tickets for this special performance.