(nyc) URB ALT Fest 2008 lands on the one for FREE outdoor

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(nyc) URB ALT Fest 2008 lands on the one for FREE outdoor

Hola, Good People!

We are just about a week away from the launch of URB ALT Festival 2008. Saturday June 21st will find several amazing musicians and visual artists touching down at Harlem Stage Gatehouse for 7 hours of FREE outdoor entertainment. All of the artists will be coming together at noon to celebrate the legacy of Sun Ra in their own distinct fashions. The URB ALT Festival blends generational, gender, political and cultural lines by nurturing creative collaborations between nationally established musicians and underground musicians. URB ALT sees the arts as a service oriented industry that should exist to give artists and audiences more than what the= y expected. Most importantly June 21st at Harlem Stage Gatehouse is going to be FUN. See all the particulars below.

Hope to see you guys out with your family and friends!



PS Please enjoy the URB ALT Trailer. Comment and let us know what you think= : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dd5_FoqmBz5k

June 21, 2008 noon-7pm: The Harlem Stage Gatehouse Terrace

Hosted by Shena Verrett of Girls On=85Productions

Tenderhead - Soul laced punk/pop/rock melodicism with a high fashion sensibility, www.myspace.com/tenderheadrock

Tay Zonday - "Chocolate Rain." Nuff Said, www.myspace.com/tayzonday

Melvin Gibbs - Avant-garde bass master bangs one out solo(Rollins Band, Harriet Tubman), www.myspace.com/melvingibbs

MuthaWit Orchestra - Futuristic 10-20 piece cosmic soul/rock/classical big band and whatnot, www.myspace.com/muthawit

Marla Turner, Freedom Rockstars - Lower Eastside power trio with origins in the Wax Poetics electronic music world, www.myspace.com/freedomrockstar

Millsted - Latin rock/punk experimentalism with an irreverent Bronx, NY edge. Umm...yeah, www.myspace.com/millsted

Kendal - Smooth soul vocals over an angst filled lovers rock groove, www.myspace.com/khanharm

Devi - Funky tantric power trio fronted by a bluesy guitar shredding Jersey girl, www.myspace.com/devirock

Waberi Jordan - Smokey jazz/soul vocal stylings out of Los Angeles by way o= f Saturn, www.myspace.com/waberijordan

Micah Gaugh - Sensual electronic melodies with a bite of the avant garde, www.myspace.com/micah62

Amanda Ray - Downbeat ambient funk goddess rides the the 0s and 1s, www.myspace.com/amandaraymusic

Food and retail vendor space for June 21st outdoor event is available by contacting Michelle at 917-328-0367 or girlsonmedia@hotmail.com. Space is limited.

URB ALT FESTIVAL 2008 is a joint production of BossTon Communications, GirlsOn... Productions and Odd Endeavors Productions in association with Th= e Harlem Stage Partners Program(6/21) and BAMcafe Live(6/27 and 6/28). It is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

URB ALT Festival 2008 sponsors are Pepsi, Daisy Rock Guitars, BigHead Scientists, Junkmein Media, Rock the Vote, Fusicology, Harlem Stage, BAM, Wyndham Hotels and the Sweatshop Rehearsal and Recording Studios: 718 599 5962

For more info and promo art: www.myspace.com/urbalt, www.myspace.com/muthawit www.urbalt.com, www.harlemstage.org, www.bam.org, www.myspace.com/muthawit. or urbalternative@gmail.com

Harlem Stage Gatehouse - 150 Convent Avenue @ West 135th Street, Harlem, NY

Take the 1 train to 137th at Broadway(closest walk to venue); B, C, trains to 135th St. at St. Nicholas; 2, 3 to 135th @ Lenox or the A, D train to 145th.

Events are FREE with a $10 suggested donation for adults going towards registration for URB ALT gift raffle of Daisy Rock Guitar, Airline flights and other products. Donation also aids voter registration initiatives through Rock the Vote. For more information contact Michelle at 917.328.036= 7 or girlsonmedia@hotmail.com

Boston Fielder

URB ALT Festival, founder MuthaWit Orchestra, founder/conductor www.myspace.com/urbalt www.myspace.com/muthawit