Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ticket Giveaway - April Smith and the Great Picture Show - Club Cafe - 11/8/10 - Show Preview


April Smith and the Great Picture Show will be playing Club Cafe Monday, 11/8. The doors will be open at 7p. We are giving away a pair of tickets to the show. All you have to do is email us at pghmusicreport@gmail.com with your name.




April Smith and the Great Picture Show play sassy pop music informed by the 30s and 40s, juke joints and cabaret, the Andrews Sisters and Tom Waits. Smith -- born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, and now based in Brooklyn -- covers a wide range as a singer and songwriter, from the heartbroken ballad "Beloved" to the cheeky tell-off "Stop Wondering" and the sexy swagger of "Wow and Flutter". Her voice swoons and seduces, and then escalates to breathtaking peaks, backed by piano, upright bass, drums, guitar, horns, ukulele, accordion and even, when the occasion warrants, a suitcase used as a bass drum.

April Smith supported a national tour by singer and Eagles/Linda Ronstadt songwriter J.D. Souther in 2008 and played Lollapalooza 2009, in addition to appearing on an episode of the syndicated TV show Fearless Music and recording sessions for New York radio stations WRXP-FM and WFUV-FM -- all as an unsigned artist with no current album. In the summer of 2009, Smith sought to raise $10,000 to record and release Songs For A Sinking Ship from her fans via Kickstarter.com, a fundraising site for artists and creators. In the two months allotted for the campaign, Smith exceeded her goal, eventually earning more than $13,000 in pledges as fans eagerly anticipated the new album. Smiths song Terrible Things is currently featured in a promo spot for the Showtime TV series Californication.

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