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Thursday, August 23, 2012

COCOROSIE to Headline New York City's 3rd Annual Tinderbox Music Festival

COCOROSIE to Headline New York City's 3rd Annual Tinderbox Music Festival at Webster Hall on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

"A dynamic group of established and emerging female musicians and vocalists."
-- The New York Times

NEW YORK, NY - August 23, 2012

Tinderbox Music Festival is proud to announce “freak folk” sister act CocoRosie will headline the 2012 Tinderbox Music Festival, an annual event showcasing a powerful and diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists producing innovative original music. Rooted in the vibrant New York City music scene, Tinderbox fosters community and supports aspiring young female musicians. This year’s festival will take place at Webster Hall on Sunday, November 11, 2012 on 3 stages and will showcase close to 50 up-and-coming female fronted acts from around the world.

CocoRosie is a musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady whose music incorporates elements of pop, blues, opera, electronica, and hip hop. Both sisters had a passion for music at a young age and took wildly different career paths; Bianca wrote and sang music in secret while Sierra began operatic vocal training in high school. They reconnected years later in Paris and released their first album La Maison de Mon Rêve in 2004. To date, CocoRosie has released four albums and has toured with the likes of Devendra Banhart, Anthony and the Johnsons, Battles and Ratatat. They released their fourth LP, Grey Oceans in 2010 on Sub Pop Records, and their most recently released the single, “We are on Fire” with the B-side “Tearz for Animals” features Antony Hegarty on Touch and Go Records.

“CocoRosie captured me in my hometown of Columbus, OH years back when they were opening for Bright Eyes and promoting their first full-length, La Maison de Mon Rêve,” says Alyson Greenfield, Founder of Tinderbox Music Festival. “Their music and performance arrested me and took me to a magical land. This is precisely what I look for when thinking about an act to headline a festival where I truly want to celebrate innovation in the female music community.”

About the Tinderbox Music Festival
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Alyson Greenfield began the Tinderbox Music Festival as a result of starting a blog to get booked on the Lilith Fair in 2010. Alyson soon recognized the large community of female musicians and their fans who desired to be part of a new women’s music event reflecting the current landscape of emerging talent. She kicked off the inaugural festival on September 26, 2010 with 19 NYC-based female artists and female-fronted bands and increased the following year to 23 female acts from all over the U.S. spanning the genres Americana, experimental, hip-hop, indie-folk, prog rock, post-punk, electro-pop, and soul. Featured acts included Holly Miranda, Eternia, Xylos, Rebecca Jordan, Eula and Mira Stroika. The 2011 festival garnered sponsorships from ASCAP, Converse, Time Out New York, and The Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as press from The New York Times and Billboard.

Tinderbox donates 100% of its net proceeds to organizations involved in empowering the next generation of female artists including Girls Write Now, an organization providing guidance and opportunities for NYC’s under-served high school girls to develop their independent voices and explore their careers, and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program empowering girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills and collaboration. This year the festival also benefits the Tinderbox Songwriting Workshop which creates space for young women to write songs with female mentors who are established musicians in NYC-- many of whom are Tinderbox Music Festival performers. The workshop culminates in a riveting performance of apprentices and mentors performing and recording their musical collaborations.

The goal has been to create a sustainable platform for emerging artists which also benefits local nonprofits empowering young women,” says Greenfield. “I really wanted this to be a full-circle event encompassing and affecting multiple communities.”

The 3rd Annual Tinderbox Music Festival headlined by CocoRosie

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street in New York City

TinderboxMusicFestival.com

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