The first Thursday of each month is when you can catch the hippest music scene in town: Fred Kimmel's Rock Band 101 ("It's NOT the video game!") at Starving Artist Café and Gallery, City Island in The Bronx. This week, Fred Kimmel's Rock Band 101 will do 2 shows: Thursday, November 4 at The Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery 249 City Island Ave on City Island, and Friday, November 5 at Queens Palace at 31-11 57th Street in Long Island City. Hope to see you there!
From Fred Kimmel:
"I started Rock Band 101 at the beginning of this year. As an experiment, I started by taking 10-20 of my music students of all ages for a month, dividing them into groups, giving them four rehearsals, then having them play their first gig of two 40 minute sets. The project has been an overwhelming success. At the beginning, students were a bit nervous and anxious as to what was going to happen on their first show. The first show was fantastic, and each show has been better than the one before. Each month, these students continually outdo themselves with new material every month. The butterflies in their stomachs have quickly been replaced with how to make the best show possible. You have to check this out!
"Rock Band 101 has been doing a monthly series at The Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery for the past nine months. The food is great. The vibe is awesome. The owner, Elliot Glick and his entire family are the nicest people you'll ever meet. I have to say that "The Artist" has and always will be my favorite venue to play. This is always an intimate and dynamic Rock show. Come on down and hang. It's more fun than you can imagine. Don't miss it.
"Queens Palace is Rock Band 101's first large venue, big stage, lights and sound. It's going to be awesome! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!"
Thursday, November 4
The Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery
249 City Island Ave
City Island, Bronx, NY 10464
For more info: starvingartistonline.com
Friday, November 5
31-11 57th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
More info: fredkimmel.com