Food Will Win the War - limited edition vinyl coming your way
This Saturday evening, the fine ladies and gentleman of Food Will Win the War will be taking on our first Bronx show (at least since I've joined the group a number of years back), playing a terrific DIY venue, Teh Olive Garden. (Yes, you read that right.) There will be a number of great bands including our friends On The Water from Philadelphia, whom we shared a bill with during our fall tour - the last time we were in the City of Brotherly Love.
Speaking of that city in Pennsylvania... we've teamed up with another terrific Philadelphia band, The City and Horses, to put out a special, limited edition split 7" record single. On one side, you get TCAH's new single Youth and on the other side, you get our new single Chesapeake, which has been a staple of our live shows.
In order to celebrate, we've got two shows for you - appropriately, one in Philadelphia and one in Brooklyn. On Friday, May 10 both bands will be at Garage Mahal in Philly ($5 cover - details on the calendar page), and the next night - Saturday, May 11 - we will be playing an awesome rooftop party in Williamsburg at 20 Bayard St. The catch is that space is very very limited for the Brooklyn show, so in order to see this awesome intimate gig (with views overlooking the East River and Manhattan Skyline), you must RSVP by email to 20bayard [at] foodwillwinthewar [dot] com.
Announcing - West End Music
I'm proud to announce the launch of West End Music and its website www.westendmusicnyc.com. As many of you know, I've spent a significant amount of time as a piano teacher, vocal coach and vocal accompanist. West End Music is the brand name of my home studio / home business where I have been expanding my clientele. So all of my performing and songwriting / composition pursuits will be detailed on scottsteinmusic.com, while my accompanying and teaching pursuits will be chronicled on westendmusicnyc.com.
Feel free to stop by the page as I'm in the process of updating and expanding the new website.
New DVD - Live at the Tangier - OUT NOW
This past March, I teamed up with my good friend and musical colleague Josh Rzepka to put on a joint concert in our hometown of Akron, OH, to raise funds for the music programs of Firestone and Copley High Schools (where Josh and I went to school). The show was a big success, and a DVD - Live at the Tangier - will be available very soon! As it was with the show, proceeds from sales of the DVD will go to the two schools' amazing music programs.
To purchase a DVD, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the main highlight of the evening was our collaborations with the Firestone Jazz Band and the Copley Concert Chorale. Here's a preview of the DVD - Josh and I performing my tune Sing It Low with members of Josh's band and joined by the Copley Concert Chorale.
New videos and pictures from the Well Groomed Orchestra
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Bitter End for the last Well Groomed Orchestra show! The group is taking a few months off (to groom, naturally), but in case you missed it we have:
2) A new video for the song Back To Babylon, featuring HD footage from the aforementioned WGO premiere, courtesy of Daniel Mendelson. If you go to Danny's YouTube page, you'll find more vids from the show (also on my Video page).