Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shy Girls

Shy Girls

Ex Reyes

Fri, February 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$17.00 advance / $20.00 day of show

This event is 18 and over

All tickets for Thursday, December 8, 2016 will be honored. Refunds available at point of purchase for those unable to make the new date.

Shy Girls
Shy Girls
Vocalist and producer Dan Vidmar, a.k.a Shy Girls, first came to attention in 2013 with his slow burning, sax-tinged single "Under Attack." In the fall of 2013 he released his first EP, Timeshare, with boutique label Hit City USA, which featured seductive electronic pop jams such as "Second Heartbeat." Shy Girls quickly started garnering attention and acclaim from an array of artists, producers and tastemakers. Vidmar has since collaborated with dance music heavyweights like Cyril Hahn, ODESZA and Jagwar Ma. He's also toured clubs across the country in support of artists such as HAIM, Little Dragon and Grammy award­-winning R&B singer Maxwell. In winter of 2015, Vidmar self-released a mixtape,4WZ, featuring his favorite collaborators in the realms of R&B and hip-hop (Tei Shi, Rome Fortune, Antwon and Junglepussy).

Vidmar returns with "I Am Only A Man," an electrifying piece of cinematic avant-soul. The single offers a 4:10 glimpse into the next evolution of Shy Girls' material, much of which takes a detour towards the progressive. Crash cymbals, detuned pianos, guitar jams, and modulated passages mark a clear evolution from Vidmar's previous material. Shy Girls' newest body of work is as-of-yet unnamed but is expected to be released in 2016. 
Ex Reyes
Ex Reyes
Ex Reyes is the psych-soul sound of Louisiana-raised / Brooklyn-based artist Mikey Freedom Hart. Built on the spark of collaboration, this project is the result of many hours spent with talented friends in unlikely places. As Ex Reyes, Hart deftly uses an eclectic palette of influences—the subliminal sophistication of the Beach Boys, the weirdness of psychedelic-era Temptations, the sonic experimentation of Phil Spektor and Joe Meek, the free freneticism of dancehall, and the oddity of synthesizer-soaked dollar records—blending them into songs about real shit.

As a top-tier session musician, producer, sideman, and collaborator with artists such as Bleachers (Jack Antonoff), Santigold, The Cranberries, Sia, Mike D, Albert Hammond Jr., Adam Green, Sinkane and more, Hart's been inspired by and had the opportunity to work with a formidable musical community. Five years in the making, his debut LP, Punch Talk came together in hotel rooms, storage sheds, and legendary studios all over the world—from Africa to New Orleans, Japan to Scandinavia.

Live, Ex Reyes sounds stretches the molds set by Brian Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and Prince, with virtuosic musicianship weaving together the hooks, tight vocal harmonies, and a verve for soulful performances, in a way that's unmistakably modern.

In May 2016, Ex Reyes released their first single "Bad Timing" with a surreal video shot at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It carries an anti-violence message of acceptance and upon release the song spent a few weeks on Billboards Viral 50 chart.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/