Mutual friends and the girls known as BOY
Swiss/German pop duo BOY made its US debut this month with two sold-out shows in New York City. Founded by Swiss-German singer, Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass, their English language debut album Mutual Friends was released Stateside on February 26, 2013 with Nettwerk Music Group.
We had a chance to see BOY for their first-ever Brooklyn show, at Union Hall on March 02. It was an emotionally-charged performance, especially when the room started singing along to “Little Numbers.” Singer Valeska couldn’t believe that the American audience knew the words and it was a special moment for the girls on stage!
(Deputy Head of the Cultural Department, Sandrine Ligabue, center, pictured with BOY)
BOY’s first North American tour also includes several shows this week for SXSW. If you’re in Austin, dont’ miss these upcoming performances:
Fri, March 15 12:00am - The Show @ Hickory Street
Sat, March 16 1:30pm - Baeble Music’s Launch Pad Party @ Peckerheads
The ladies of Boy are featured on NPR Music’s “Austin 100” and their lead single “Little Numbers,” which has collected over 7 million views on YouTube, has been chosen as iTunes “Single of the Week,” as well as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week.”
Watch the Official Video here:
BOY will return to New York City March 29 for a show at the Bowery Ballroom. Get your tickets now!
Other US shows include:
Mon, March 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl
Tues, March 19 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Wed, March 20 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Thur, March 21 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Wed, March 27: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Thur, March 28 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
Fri, March 29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Congrats to Valeska and Sonja on their US release! We’re looking forward to seeing the girls behind BOY in NYC again later this month.
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(Illustration for my self-published GN: By Chance Or Providence) Pre-order at www.werehouse.ca
I’m selling all my ASOIAF pieces as prints at the Ltd Art Gallery “WINTER IS COMING” show! They are all available online as easily frameable 8x10 giclee prints on watercolor paper for $20 each, should you like to buy one. They’re each limited to only 25 prints, too!
In the past I haven’t offered all of these for sale as prints because the original files were kinda small, but I went back in and reformatted, tweaked colors, and cleaned everything up.