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Annie O Presents: Madison Cunningham

New York-Standard Sounds

Madison Cunningham first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Madison realized songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue. Now she's performing at The Standard, East Village as part of Annie O's series on July 22. 

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Sunset Jazz in July

New York-Standard Sounds

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: Forro in the Dark

New York-Standard Sounds

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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The Vibes is Right with Leanne Wright

London-Standard Sounds

London’s underground music scene has a lot to thank Leanne Wright for. The music curator and artist-connector has been showcasing vibrant new and old musical discoveries across the radio waves since she arrived in London in 1991. Whether it’s imagining creative identities for the likes of Giles Peterson and Benji B or bringing her impeccable taste to life behind the counter at Honest Jon’s records, Leanne turns her hand expertly to most things in the musical world. Lucky for us, Leanne will bring her eclectic and worldwide selects to the newly opened Sounds Studio at The Standard, London this week with, Vibes is Right, alongside her very special guest Steve Spacek.

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Top of The Standard Jumps Off to Lil’ Kim and 5 Drag Queens

New York-Standard Sounds

When Lil' Kim and 5 drag queens take over the stage at Top of The Standard, you know it's about to Jump Off. Watch the Queen Bee and Alaska Thunderfuck's legendary performances for Out Magazine's Pride party in full here...

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Annie O Presents: Jack Gray

New York-Standard Sounds

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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