Bands often run back onstage for an encore, especially if the crowd is chanting for them or if security hasn't been able to capture the live animal running loose backstage. Go wild with this GrouponLive deal to Scotland presents the Caledonia Collective at The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
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- $6 for one general-admission ticket (up to a $13.72 value, including all fees).
- $10 for two general-admission tickets (up to a $27.44 value, including all fees).
As part of the Tartan Week celebration, the Caledonia Collective gives listeners a chance to hear three of Scotland's most exciting musical groups, running the gamut from rap to folk music.
When they met in Edinburgh, the six members of Stanley Odd hardly seemed like the perfect mix to champion Scottish hip-hop. As emcee Dave Hook notes on their website, most of the other members had spent their days "in guitar bands, pub bands, indie-pop acts," while he, under the stage name Solareye, had experimented with his flow using an admittedly awful American accent. Throwing off outside expectations, Solareye embraced the rhythms of his native speech and convinced his fellow musicians to support his lyrics with a full multi-instrumental sound. Now with two albums out, the group continues to refine its idiosyncratic approach, catching the notice of Scotland on Sunday, who raved about Solareye's "powerful Scottish flow, which contrasts perfectly with fellow band-mate Veronika's milky tone."
Stanley Odd – “Get Out Ma Headspace”
Warning: explicit language
Rachel Sermanni with Admiral Fallow's Louis Abbott
After seeing Mumford & Sons play a set at the Loopallu music festival, the teenaged Rachel Sermanni ignored the nervousness anyone might feel at approaching a beloved band and sought out pianist Ben Lovett. As she told For Folk’s Sake, "I was just like, 'I want to sing some songs for you guys,'" leading to an impromptu jam session on the beach and an invitation to record with them in London. Now firmly set on her own soaring career trajectory, the youthful singer-songwriter fills venues with a smokily ethereal voice that belies her slight frame. Dreamlike lyrics swirl around her guitar chords, lulling ears into blissful reveries. Louis Abbott, who lends his voice and guitar to the Scottish pop group Admiral Fallow, accompanies Sermanni with versatile vocal harmonies.
Rachel Sermanni and Louis Abbott – "Waltz" (Live on Brighton Pier)
Named the Scottish Folk Band of the Year at the 2012 Scots Trad Music Awards, Breabach's five members serve up rollicking tunes from their country's past. Fiddle riffs interweave with thumping bass while sprightly bagpipe and fife melodies dance more quickly through the air than Nessie darting from a photographer’s lens. Not content with showing off their mastery of Caledonian tunes, members of the group regularly put down their instruments to show off their step-dancing skills, tearing up the stage with nimble footwork and city-council-approved demolition permits while their band mates keep the music going.
Breabach at the 2008 Scots Trad Music Awards
Selected by Nightclub & Bar magazine as the Nightclub of the Year in 2011 and designated a city landmark in 2008, Webster Hall's four floors hold more than 125 years of history, from the Grand Ballroom to the Balcony Lounge. The building’s iconic framework has hosted such major acts as Prince and Mick Jagger, and served as a speakeasy, a lecture hall, and a mentor to troubled teenage buildings since its construction in 1886.
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St.
New York, New York 10003