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 MOSCOT MUSIC AND EXTENDED FAMILY PRESENTS:

FREE, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES 

AUNT MARTHA AND SWEAR AND SHAKE


Sunday, September 23rd @ 3pm
MOSCOT BACKYARD @ MOSCOT Court Street
159 Court Street (Between Dean & Pacific Streets) 

Aunt Martha is the creative vessel of New England based songwriter and vocalist Tim Noyes. The band has taken various shapes since its formation in 2008, propelled by the constant writing and touring that has become Noyes’ trademark. 2011 was their busiest year yet, with five recordings released, and over 150 shows played all over the US at many well-known music festivals including Bonnaroo and Orlando Calling. Aunt Martha has opened for the likes of Deer Tick, Blind Pilot, and Matisyahu. Their music is sometimes quiet and sentimental, stripped down to acoustic guitar and vocals. At other times, it becomes a lush wall of sound filled by layered vocal loops, electric guitars, makeshift percussion and synthesizers, like on their recent album Norway, ME.

New York-based band Swear and Shake's loyal fan base and earnest talent have driven them on tours across the US and into the focal point of fawning critics. The band's star seems to be continually on the rise, as they play premiere Manhattan and Brooklyn venues and release their fully-Kickstarter-funded LP, Maple Ridge. Swear and Shake is Kari Spieler (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Adam McHeffey (vocals, lyrics, guitar, banjo, piano), Shaun Savage (electric bass), and Tom Elefante (percussion). The band formed in 2010 after Kari helped Adam record a demo of one of his original songs, "Johnnie." Adam recruited longtime friends Shaun and Tom to flesh out the sounds behind Kari's soulful, smoky voice and Adam's catchy folk strumming.

Free download of The MOSCOT Music and Extended Family Mixtape available 9/4/2012, including songs by Aunt Martha, Allison Weiss, I Am Lightyear and more! Get your copy at  fmly.co/moscotmixtape. 

Attendees will receive 20% off purchases of MOSCOT branded glasses day of show with display of web flyer or copy of email blast. A portion of music purchased from performers will benefit The MOSCOT Mobileyes  Foundation, which provides free quality medical eyecare and prescription eyewear to those who would not otherwise have access to such care. For more information visit moscotmobileyes.org.

Extended Family was born out of the desire for Family Records to work with artists who weren't signed to their label, in a way that felt positive and fun for everyone involved. Past projects have involved a free mixtape and a series of events, with the first taking place at SxSW and the second, a live music series at The Ace Hotel in NYC. Extended Family's latest adventure is teaming up with MOSCOT for a weekend of "Farewell To Summer" at The MOSCOT Orchard and Court Street locations.  

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APRIL 5, 2011

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