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Annie O Presents: Forro in the Dark

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We dare you to listen to Brazilian band Forro in the Dark’s electrifying, rhythmic music and try not to start dancing—it’s pretty much impossible. The band, formed by the group’s leader Mauro Rofosco in 2002, seamlessly weaves farro (a percussion-heavy, ballroom dance hall style of music that’s popular in Northern Brazil) and elements from other musical genres like folk, jazz and rock. The result is a refreshing sound that instantly brings you to your feet. Annie O talks to the band before their show at The Standard, East Village...

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Sunset Jazz in June

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Join us for Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard, bringing the best of the New York scene to the skyline.

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Annie O Presents: SonReal

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On May 30, Annie O presents SonReal at The Top of The Standard. The Award-winning Canadian hip hop artist is known for his free online albums and mixtapes The Stroll, One Long Day, and For the Town. He went on to be nominated for the Juno Awards' Rap Recording of the Year for his 2014 single Everywhere We Go. Annie caught up with the rapper to talk personal and professional growth, his new album The Aaron and what to expect from his show at The Standard, High Line on Thursday.

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Annie O Presents: Jack Gray

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Jack Gray moved all the way across the world, from a small town in North Queensland, Australia to Los Angeles. He toured with fellow Australian artist Dean Lewis in the U.S. and Canada, decamped to Nashville to do some songwriting, debuted new tracks every few weeks and now he’s set to release his first-ever EP, Nights Like This on May 31st. It’s been quite the momentous year for 20-year-old, to say the least. He will be in New York performing his latest alt-pop tracks at The Standard, East Village on June 3rd. In advance of the show, Gray caught up with Annie O to talk about his artistic process and the exciting new projects he’s got in the works. 

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Lina Bradford Impacts Audiences with Her Soulful DJ Sets and Her Selfless Activism

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The trans activist, nightlife icon, world class DJ, and mogul-in-the-making, Lina Bradford reflects on Stonewall’s Historic 50th Anniversary.

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Annie O Presents: Kelly Finnigan

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Bay Area indie soul auteur Kelly Finnigan will be performing at The Standard, East Village Penthouse on May 21st. 'The Tales People Tell', Finnigan’s debut solo album, reflects on a lifetime steeped in the music and culture of soul, R&B, and hip-­hop. Before his solo debut, Finnigan, whi was the frontman of The Monophonics, toured with the likes of Charles Bradley, George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic and appeared at major festivals like Outside Lands and BottleRock. Our own Annie O caught up with him to discuss all his projects, including owning a record label and his performance at The Standard, East Village on May 21.

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