Dylan Rice celebrates the release of his new full-length album, ELECTRIC GRIDS & CONCRETE TOWERS.

Saturday, July 17, 2010, Chicago, IL, Martyrs’ – CD RELEASE SHOW.

Come join Dylan Rice Band at Martyrs’ in Chicago on Saturday, July 17th as they celebrate the release of the long-awaited new album and support programs at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE). Jazz chanteuse Grazyna Auguscik will be joining onstage as a special guest.

9:30pm sharp
$10 cover

Dylan Rice Band =
Dylan – vox, gtr
Dave Mendez – lead gtr, backing vox
Matt Ulery – bass
Larry Brown – drums
Grazyna Auguscik – guest vocals

Also on the bill: Milhous and The Greenwoods

Proceeds from the door will go to support programs at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE).

Album out now on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and major digital services.

Make Music New York, described by city officials as “one of the largest musical events in the city’s history,” is back for a fourth year of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on the first day of summer.

This year, for the first time, there will be nine stages of music in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. All performances are free and outdoors.


The Archway – under the Manhattan Bridge
1-1:45pm Lucky Chops Brass Band – blues/hip hop/jazz
2-2:45pm William B. Johnson’s Drumadics – percussion and horns
3:15-4:45pm DJs from halcyon the shop – DJ dance music
5-5:45pm Mass Appeal PercussionMantra Percussion – percussion with electronics
6:30-7:15pm Mass Appeal: French Horn Nation! – french horns
7:30-9pm DJs from halcyon the shop – DJ dance music

Dumbo Arts Center – 30 Washington street
1:30-2:15pm Xenia Rubinos – experimental/pop/world
4:30-5:15pm Threefifty Duo – classical guitar duo
6-6:45pm Jody Redhage and Fire in July** –  classical/pop chamber vocal
7:30-8:15 Nathan W. McKee – live electronic

The Main Street portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park
10-10:45am Shake, Rattle & Roll** – hands on family drumming
11:30-12:15 Oran Etkin: Wake Up Clarinet! – children’s music/jazz
1-1:45pm Famous Accordion Orchestra – accordion quartet, from Bach to Kraftwerk
2:30-3:15pm Threeds – oboe trio
4-4:45pm Valerie Plauché – participatory singing
5:30-6:15pm UpBeat NYC** – kids/world/jazz/classical
7-7:45pm Shinbone Alley Stilt Band – jazz band on stilts
8:30-9:15pm William B. Johnson’s Drumadics – percussion and horns

Bubby’s – 1 Main Street
12-12:45 Rona Figueroa rock/alternative/indie
1-1:45pm Dylan Rice singer/songwriter
6-6:45pm Lale Sayoko and Kenji Williams – belly dance with violinist
7-7:45pm Raya Brass Band** world music
8-8:45pm Pete Sturman singer/songwriter

Galapagos – 16 Main St
2pm Scott Alexander nonrepetitive pop

3pm The Mighty Third Rail spoken word/hip hop
4pm Joanna Parson comedy singer/songwriter
5pm Copal world music

Jacques Torres Chocolate – 66 Water Street
11-11:45am Floanne French chansons
12:15-1:15 Hilliard Greene – jazz/bass
1:30-2:30 Fiona Crawford – singer
3-4pm Daniel Reyes Llinas – jazz quartet
5-5:45pm Vlada Tomova and Chris Rael Balkan
6:30-7:15pm Issa Cabrera** jazz/latin/world

Bargemusic – 2 Old Fulton Street
7-8:30pm Voxare String Quartet – instrumental classical

Pier one – Brooklyn Bridge Park

12-12:45 Carolyn Enger – classical piano
1-1:45pm Tomasz Halat – classical piano
2-2:45pm Opera for Humanity – opera
4:30-5:15pm Gamelan Son of Lion Javanese – Balinese percussion

Fulton Ferry landing – 2 Old Fulton Street
3-3:45pm The Petr Cancura Band – sax drums and guitar trio
4-4:45pm House of Waters – world music – hammered dulcimer
5-5:45pm Dylan Rice – singer/songwriter
6-6:45pm Voices of Gotham – a cappella choir
9-9:30pm Cassis & the Sympathies – alternative pop

68 Jay St Bar at the corner of Jay and Water Street
6 & 9:30pm The Strung Out String Band – Appalachian old time jigs
7pm The Maybelles – “Up tempo soulful country”
8pm Will Scott – Americana Hill Country Blues
9pm Special Mystery Guest

**NOTE these performers are recipients of Brooklyn Arts Council Grants.

“Make Music New York is a great example of why New York City is one of the world’s cultural capitals,” says Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With performances ranging from beginning musicians to world-class ensembles, Make Music New York gives residents and visitors a chance to experience the City’s diverse musical riches in their own backyards or explore the sights and sounds of other neighborhoods.” As always, MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 300 cities around the world, all based on France’s Fête de la Musique. Further details can be found at

Major support for Make Music New York 2010 is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Media partners include Metro New York, Time Out New York, and WNYC.

MMNY_pigeon_colorLast year, on the summer solstice, Make Music New York organized one of the biggest musical events in the city’s history: 900 free outdoor concerts in an incredible array of genres and locations. Thousands of musicians — from opera singers to underground MC’s, Tuvan throat singers to high school bands — entertained New Yorkers on sidewalks, streets, parks, and gardens throughout all five boroughs of NYC in “an eleven-hour escapade of musical creativity” (New Yorker).

Make Music New York returns on Monday, June 21, 2010. It’s going to be even bigger and better, and we want you to have first dibs on great spaces!

For the fourth annual event, Time Out New York magazine has launched a website to match musicians with locations. Now anyone can find a space for their music… or music for their space. Sign up today, and MMNY will put you in touch with other musicians and locations, coordinate your concert with others in the neighborhood, secure all necessary permits, and promote your event with free posters, a new interactive website, and media partners Time Out New York, Metro New York, and WNYC.

To get started, just go to There is no charge to take part — everything is completely free.

Last year’s festival drew tens of thousands of listeners and international media coverage. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with New Yorkers from all walks of life.

All concert arrangements must be finalized by April 21st. For more information, visit