The genre-blending City of the Sun—John Pita (guitar), Avi Snow (guitar) and Zach Para (percussion)—aren’t concerned about sticking to one style of music. They acoustically work through flamenco, psychedelic folk, indie rock and gypsy jazz, having honed their sound busking on New York City streets. They’ve made a name for themselves with stirring live performances around town and on festival stages, and their first LP, To the Sun and All the Cities in Between (stream it below), arrived in 2016. “They bring two acoustic guitars and a box of various percussion to make a sound that is as eclectic as their backgrounds, coming from Ecuador, Israel and Seattle,” according to Our Musical Journal. “It is hard to adequately describe their amazing sound, but if you are a fan of Tycho, El Ten Eleven or Rodrigo y Gabriella, then you really need to hear City of the Sun on their debut full-length studio album.” Listen to it below, watch City of the Sun, above, performing “Everything” (for Baeble Music), and then go see them live at Brooklyn Steel tomorrow night. Michael Blume and IRO open the show.
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All too often in life you’ve got to choose between a good time and a good cause, but that’s not the case on Thursday at Music Hall of Williamsburg, thanks to A Positive Spin, a benefit concert for the Lower Eastside Girls Club, an organization that helps develop the city’s young women through arts, literacy, science, health and leadership skills. A Positive Spin began in 2014 as a DJ workshop for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. It has since evolved into an annual benefit concert held in L.A. and now in Brooklyn. In addition to ticket sales, a raffle will be held, as well as a food drive to benefit Food Bank for New York City, with a request for two nonperishable food items to enter the drawing. And as an added bonus, there will be performances by Craze (performing, above), the Blue Stones, EZI, Flor De Toloache, Michael Blume, Nick Catchdubs and Wrabel, with DJ sets from the Knocks and the Juan Maclean—plus special guests.
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