10TH ANNUAL SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STARTS THIS THURSDAY JUNE 20 THROUGH JUNE 27

10TH ANNUAL SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STARTS THIS THURSDAY JUNE 20 THROUGH JUNE 27

Includes Leading Independent Films Worldwide Along with Q&A Sessions from Writers, Producers, Directors and STARS Making Red Carpet Appearances

 

New York, NY (June, 2019) – With the 10th Anniversary of the SOHO International Film Festival  (SOHO IFF) occurring June 20th – 27th, this year’s schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Village East Cinemas – (189 2ND AVENUE NYC)

 

Opening night kicks off Thursday, June 20th with “Empty By Design”, written & directed by Andrea A. Walter and features Asian-American stars Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians), Dante Basco (Hook), Osric Chau (Supernatural) and known Filipino actors Madeleine Humphries & Rhian Ramos. Also showing is “Burning Bright”, a stylized, animated thriller produced in partnership between IMG Models and filmmaker Aaron Bierman. Inspired by noir classics like The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep, the film features the talents and likenesses of supermodels including Chanel Iman, and Elsa Hosk both scheduled to attend.

 

As a part of the 10th year celebration, SOHO IFF will celebrate films of socially conscious backgrounds.

 

“We had another record breaking submission year and an overwhelming alumni submission.  Being our 10th year, we felt it important to celebrate independent filmmaking,” said SOHO IFF Executive Director & Head of Programming Sibyl Santiago.  “We watched and rewatched many films to make sure we made the right decisions. As filmmakers, we know firsthand what hard work goes into making these films; often with little to no fiscal support… a true testament to an independent filmmaker who will do whatever it takes to create these gems.”

 

SOHO IFF closes its 10th year Thursday, June 27th with Tim Realbuto’s “Yes”, telling the story of washed up child star Patrick Nolan played by Nolan Gould (Modern Family). Other notable premieres include “You Go To My Head” a film by director Dimitri de Clercq, a documentary by legendary photographer Platon, “My Body Is Not A Weapon”, “Auggie” starring Richard Kind  short films “Lillian” with Jonathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) & Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Michael Learned & John Wesley in “Second Acts”; Reed Birney & Billy Magnussen (Aladdin) in “W4M” and the world premiere of  Daniel Keith’s “Love in Kilnerry” to name a few.

 

SOHO’s film lineup is accompanied by Q & Answer sessions with cast and celebrity guests, the Filmmakers Lounge and other Festival activities at www.sohofilmfest.com

 

The 2019 SOHO International Film Festival is announcing the launch of the SOHO Film Forum, a non-profit arts organization that will serve a 501c3 foundation serving NYC filmmakers.

 

Past attendees to the festival include actors/actresses/writers/directors such as Octavia Spencer, Armand Assante, William Sadler, Dominic Purcell, Danny Aiello, Richard Kind, Frank Vincent, Luis Guzman, Carrie Preston, Beth Grant, Sean Young, Kevin “Dot Com” Brown, Alysia Reiner, James McCaffrey, Joe D’Onofrio, Kevin Jonas, Margaret Colin, Mark Feuerstein, Charlie Bewley, Luke Guldan, Melissa Archer, Constancce Schulman, Yara Martinez, Adam Brody, Josh Lawson, Matthew Daddario, Franky G, Coach Tom Coughlin, Lans Kinsey, Grant Shaud, Spencer Graham, Jessica Hecht, Zach Grenier, Patrick Fischler, Sam Underwood, Neal Bledsoe, David Zayas, Michael Imperiolli, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, and Vinny Pastore, just to name a few.

 

By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from The US and across the globe, SOHO Film Fest draws audiences to New York City–known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication–helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself. Panels, social events, and other networking opportunities for everyone involved will feature leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media, who will also be in attendance.

For more information on the SOHO International Film Festival, please visit:

www.SohoFilmFest.com

 

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Twitter: @SohoFilmFest

Facebook.com/SohoFilmFest

For Media Requests, Please Contact Rick Eberle at: RICK@RICKEBERLEAGENCY.COM OR 516-729-6872

More About the SOHO International Film Festival:

 

The SOHO International Film Festival, which proudly carries the “Made in NY” logo from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting is a vehicle to help the economy of the city, enhancing the festival’s sense of pride while boosting filmmaking and tourism in the Big Apple. They are dedicated to celebrating the art of long and short form cinema created from the latest digital technology while still embracing the original goal incredible storytelling. Founded in the epicenter of New York’s most artistic district, by Jorge Ballos in 2009, the festival is has provided a unique and powerful platform for filmmakers to gain exposure and potential distribution. SIFFNYC is committed to exhibiting domestic and international films, focusing on dynamic, visionary cinema that creates extraordinary experiences.

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Sammi Rae Murciano & Los Vegas Performing LIVE at The Rail in Smithtown Saturday, June 15th

Sammi Rae Murciano & Los Vegas Performing LIVE at The Rail in Smithtown Saturday, June 15th

She’ll Take to The LI Stage with The Reggaetón Artist To Perform Their Latest Escápate” and MORE

Long Island, NY (June, 2019) — With her recent Reggaetón-infused hit Escápateadding a whole new dimension to her already dynamic sound, Singer-Songwriter Sammi Rae Murciano and Los Vegas are bringing more of their Summer heat to Long Island as they prepare to take the stage at The Rail (281 W Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787) on Saturday, June 15th from 8-11PM ($5 Adv, 21+)!

 

The magnetic collaboration brings to life the sentimental romance often featured in Reggaetón hits with an energetically pumping backbeat and laid-back flow that is sure to make it a club hit. Trading lyrics like “If I leave with you, I want to be there with you through the night // I want to feel your arms around me, hold me tight // Your body next to mine, you make me feel so high” with Los Vegas, and the refrain “Never mind what anybody says, I just want to dance the night away, I just want to know if we can escape”, Murciano shows off her vocal prowess in a new genre which she seems just as at home in as her past pop-driven tracks. On working with Vegas, Murciano says “It has been amazing to work together. To collaborate with someone who has the same passion and dedication for music as I do. We are very excited for what’s to come and have a lot of new music coming soon.

 

LISTEN: “Escápate” from Sammi Rae and Los Vegas via Spotify

 

Further Upcoming Performances:

 

Thursday, July 11th, 7:00PM @ Adventureland, Farmingdale, NY

 

Saturday July 27th, 8:00pm @ Bridgehampton Benefit, Southampton NY

 

Friday, August 2nd, 8:00PM @ Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, Wantagh, NY

 

Friday, August 2nd, 6:00pm @Long Beach Intl Film Festival Music on the Beach, Long Beach, NY

 

Saturday, August 10th, 2:00PM @ Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY

 

A Long Island native, Sammi Rae Murciano has been singing for four years, and has been getting a ton of praise from audiences nationwide. Her strong and soulful voice shows an incredible amount of talent and dedication, yet knowing that you have to believe in yourself and have confidence to be successful has been her continued mantra. On her single “Unpredictable”, Murciano continues this mantra saying that the song “talks about not letting anyone stop you from following your dreams”. Rising above any criticisms, she continues “I’ve never let anything that anyone has said to me change me or bring me down, and I like to talk about that to inspire other people who may be going through the same things”.

 

Her single “Dream Bigger”, released earlier this year, follows a similar story of empowerment through knowing your worth in a relationship, which Murciano elaborated on saying “I have been broken and I have had my heart ripped into pieces. The hardest battle is what you know in your head and what you feel in your heart. Never settle for anything less than you deserve and choose what will make you happy.”

 

WATCH: Sammi Rae Murciano “Dream Bigger” Official Music Video

 

Now as Sammi Rae and Los Vegas prepare to bring “Escápate” along with some brand new music to The Rail in Smithtown LIVE on Saturday, June 15th – fans can get ready to dance the night away to their newly inspired tracks!

 

For More Information on Sammi Rae Murciano, VISIT:

www.SammiRaeMurciano.com

Facebook.com/Sammi.Murciano

Twitter: @Sammi_Murciano

Instagram: @Sammi_Murciano

YouTube Channel

 

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberleagency.com

 

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Jesse Eplan Releases Latest EP “Purple Wave”

Following the release of his last video for the single “DANK”, Singer/Songwriter and Producer Jesse Eplan is bringing new meaning to “4/20” as he just dropped his latest EP “Purple Wave” which features a collaboration with non other than trap/hip-hop heavyweight Famous Dex!

LISTEN: Jesse Eplan “Flight” Ft. Famous Dex Off Latest “Purple Wave” EP

Having linked up with Famous Dex and collaborated on the hot new trap infused hip-hop banger, Eplan has been grinding it out in the studio since the beginning of the new year. Dex is widely known for his 2017 hit “Pick It Up” which also featured SONY Music’s own A$AP Rocky which hit the Billboard 100 Charts and was certified GOLD in 2017. Chicago’s young turn-up prodigy is known for his flamboyant heavy beats and vibrant party lyrics, bringing to the table a dynamic, vivid flow to music’s popular culture, which surely adds to Eplan’s own fiery vocals in “Flight

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 Discovering a knack for music at a very young age, Jesse learned how to play multiple instruments from drums to bass, guitar, keyboards, and polished his vocal talents playing in local bands on his home turf – Long Island, NY. Eplan’s music consists of genres anywhere from Hip-Hop to Pop and R&B, and able to blend them in a unique way and make it his own has come from years of immersing himself in music.

Having first heard Led Zeppelin, ACDC, The Beatles and many of the world’s top music revolutionaries in early adolescence through his teen years – it influenced him immensely as he began performing in bands as a lead singer, drummer and lead guitar player. When he began playing throughout Long Island and Manhattan in various gigs and charity events which raised thousands of dollars helping to fight crohn’s disease, colitis, and breast cancer, he was then able to really cut his teeth as a live musician.

As he began developing perfect pitch from his guitar and piano playing, it helped him immensely with his next stage of music: writing, producing and recording. Purchasing Logic X Pro, he was able to learn the digital audio workstation and music production software with ease, teaching himself every facet of the program and figuring out how to make beats to record his own vocal tracks over. This brought him into a new world of exploring Hip-Hop, R&B and Trap Music which would be where he ultimately found his niche as a successful singer/songwriter and producer.

Since then, he’s made appearances on My Long Island TV’s Rick’s Rising Stars (which airs on Verizon FiOS1), as a guest on Live It Up! with Donna Drake, and performed LIVE on the world famous Jones Beach Bandshell stage for the 2017 “Live at the Shell” Summer Concert Series.

Following his widely praised “Trap Harmony” EP, Jesse Eplan fans once again have reason for excitement as “Purple Wave” is OUT NOW on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify!

Purchase “Purple Wave” via iTunes HERE

Hear “Purple Wave” via Spotify HERE

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LISTEN: Jesse Eplan’s “Trap Harmony” EP via Spotify

Purchase “Trap Harmony” via iTunes

For More on Jesse Eplan and His Music, VISIT:

www.JesseEplan.com

OR

Facebook.com/JesseEplanMusic

Twitter: @JesseEplan

Instagram: @Jesseeplan

 

The 2018 NY Cocktail Expo Gets Ready to Come To Mulcahy’s In Wantagh, NY On Sunday, May 20th

The 2018 NY Cocktail Expo Gets Ready to Come To Mulcahy’s In Wantagh, NY On Sunday, May 20th

This Spring the Third Annual NY Cocktail Expo returns to Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall on Sunday, May 20th! (Ages 21+)

Hours:

Session 1 General Admission: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Session 1 VIP: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Session 1 Elite VIP: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Session 2 General Admission: 5pm – 7pm

Session 2 VIP: 4pm – 7pm

Session 2 Elite VIP: 4pm – 7pm

The NY Cocktail Expo is jam packed with amazing exhibitors this year! This Expo brings together cocktails and craft spirit tastings from some of the best cocktail bars on Long Island along with up and coming craft spirits while listening to great music and hanging out with friends!

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This will be a tasting adventure like no other. Exhibitors at the event will include Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Don Q Rum, Elijah Craig, Larceny, Pama, Domaine de Canton, Death’s Door Spirits and Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur! Grab the new Elite VIP admission and you can have exclusive early tastings from these exhibitors and many more!

Cocktail bars that will be showcased will include Rust & Gold, Hush Bistro, Treme, Vaux Hall, Radio Radio, The Brixton, Blackbird’s Kitchen & Cocktails, Jacksons, Salt & Barrel, Babylon Carriage House, Queens Bully & Grotta Di Fuoco! (Subject to Change)

Some Craft Spirits that will be showcased are: One With Life Organic Tequila, Wheatley Vodka, KOVAL Distillery, Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, and more!

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NY Cocktail Expo Details

Package Type: Time: Includes: Price:
General Admission 1:30pm – 3:30pm -Entry at 1:30pm

-1 spirit/cocktail tasting from each exhibitor

$45 (21+)
VIP Ticket 12:30pm – 3:30 pm -Exclusive VIP early entry tasting hour at 12:30

-1 spirit/cocktail tasting from each exhibitor

$60 (21+)
Elite VIP Ticket (Only to 40 Guests!) 12:30pm – 3:30pm -Exclusive VIP early entry tasting hour at 12:30

-1 spirit/cocktail tasting from each exhibitor

-Private Elite VIP ONLY AREA

$75 (21+)
General Admission (Session 2) 5pm – 7pm -Entry at 1:30pm

-1 spirit/cocktail tasting from each exhibitor

-Best cocktail award ceremony

$45 (21+)
VIP Ticket

(Session 2)

4pm – 7pm -Exclusive VIP early entry tasting hour at 12:30

-1 spirit/cocktail tasting from each exhibitor

-Best cocktail award ceremony

$60 (21+)
Elite VIP Ticket

(Session 2;Almost Sold Out!)

4pm – 7pm -Exclusive VIP early entry tasting hour

-1 spirit/cocktail tasting from each exhibitor

-Best cocktail award ceremony

-Private Elite VIP tasting room with specialty spirits

-Private Elite VIP ONLY AREA

$75 (21+)

Purchase VIP or Elite VIP tickets to get private tasting room with specialty spirits (VIP ONLY)! You will also get to enter the event an hour early for an exclusive tasting hour!

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To purchase tickets to the Third Annual NY Cocktail Expo, VISIT: bit.ly/licocktailexpo

 This highly anticipated event is truly authentic and a great experience to have with friends. Venue is located directly across from the LIRR station in Wantagh

 Check Out Video Reel of Previous Expos: https://youtu.be/fUx0R4GQkn8

For More Info on the Expo, VISIT: http://www.nycocktailexpo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodstock Revival Concert to Rock Old Bethpage Restoration Sunday, June 10th

Woodstock Revival Concert to Rock Old Bethpage Restoration Sunday, June 10th

The classic rock scene on Long Island is surging, and this phenomenon has fueled a growing popularity among the many tribute bands who breathe new life into this music at venues across Nassau and Suffolk. The 6th Annual Woodstock Revival is scheduled for Sunday, June 10th and will feature live music by Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband and Dave Diamond Band, who will be recreating the music of The Who, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, The Band, Hendrix, CSNY, Creedence, and more!

FOR TICKETS, VISIT:

https://bit.ly/2HUhoC1

Along with all the tie-dyed regalia and familial hugs, the event will showcase live painting and exhibiting by dozens of artists, plus vending, kids’ activities, food & beverage, yoga, massage, and hula hooping.

Says festival producer, Rich Rivkin, “Woodstock Revival is one of my all time favorite days. It’s where I get to dance and hang out at the park with a thousand of my closest friends, and you can see from the expressions on everyone’s face that happiness abounds. There’s clearly a peace & love kind of vibe that is unique to this event, and the music is just amazing.”

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Communities of devoted fans have coalesced around these bands during recent years, sparking new friendships and a tangible sense of camaraderie among folks who share a common passion for the music that they grew up with.

When these fans converge to see their favorite bands perform, the energy of the event seems to exceed the sum of its parts. It often becomes more than just a music experience. At its peak, there is a sensation of shared knowingness – something that’s conveyed by a simple glance or smile, among those who find themselves dancing, high fiving, and singing in unison.

This joyous brand of social harmony plays out in spectacular form each summer when Long Island’s annual Woodstock-themed music festival takes the stage at Old Bethpage Village Restoration (1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage) June 10th from Noon until 7:30 pm!

 For More Information, VISIT: WoodstockRevival.net

 

 

Brooklyn Power Pop Outfit LUV DOT GOV Set to Release Debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” Friday, May 18th

Brooklyn Power Pop Outfit LUV DOT GOV Set to Release Debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” Friday, May 18th

With influences ranging from Weezer to Grandaddy, ELO, The Beach Boys and more — NYC/U.K. based rockers LUV DOT GOV have been bringing their unique brand of indie rock to both sides of the pond since their 2016 inception and growing their fanbase from Edinburgh to Brooklyn. Now, as they get ready to unleash their debut LP “At Least We’ve Got This Madness” recorded “in the land of unicorns and castles”….the world will get a better chance to see what the band is truly all about with with TWO upcoming NYC gigs at PIANOS Thursday, April 19th and their RECORD RELEASE at The Local Friday, May 18th at 8PM!

Luv Dot Gov, the brainchild of Matthew Pop (vocals/guitar) and Stevie Seaweeds (drums/vocals), was born on a rooftop in Brooklyn in the summer 2016 as a response to dark, trying times — both personally and politically. The band would quickly become a vehicle for some of the best emotionally honest power pop this side of the 90s. Thankfully, they were armed with the finest collection of tunes penned by Pop over the course of his decades-long career, marrying heartbroken but hopeful lyrics to sticky-sweet melodies — all set to precisely arranged, chunky down-tuned guitars.

By fall 2016, the fledgling Luv Dot Gov had recruited Sean Egan on bass, and had a few local gigs under their belts. However, stressed and depressed in a post-election US, Pop ran away to Scotland for a brief respite in November. It was here he linked up with Graeme Young, a producer and operator of Chamber Studio in Edinburgh. A plan was soon hatched to record Luv Dot Gov’s debut album abroad, taking advantage of Young’s top notch equipment, expertise and extensive network of first-class musicians. After another smattering of stateside and UK shows, Matt and Steve decamped to Scotland for the spring of 2017 to lay down tracks for the record. Here, isolated from the stressors of the States, the songs blossomed into intricate but accessible pop-rock anthems, equally suited for blasting out a car stereo or headphones-on introspection.

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Upon Matt and Steve’s return to New York that summer, the band rounded out its roster by bringing in Brandon von Fehr (lead guitar) and Patrick Fischer (keyboard/synth). Now equipped to capture the record’s expansive arrangements live, the new five-piece lineup started honing their skills, sharpening their set into a muscular, airtight slice of indie rock. Soon thereafter, they began booking gigs at venues both trendy and historic (Pine Box Rock Shop, the Bitter End), winning over audiences with their lively stage presence and nostalgic yet forward-thinking sound.

Meanwhile, Young continued refining tracks across the pond, and the resulting album; the hooky and bittersweet “At Least We’ve Got This Madness,” is ready to make its debut on May 18th. In honour of its release, the band will perform the album in its entirety at The Local in Queens, NY! But before then, you can catch them live at PIANOS on Thursday, April 19th. They’ll also be performing a number of shows during the UK’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with more UK and US dates to follow.

For More Information on Luv Dot Gov, Go To:

Facebook.com/LuvDotGov

Instagram.com/LuvDotGov

Luv Dot Gov Bandcamp Page

Ian Erix Set to Release Empowering Anthem “Raise Some Hell” Featuring Survivors of the Recent Parkland, FL School Shooting

Ian Erix Set to Release Empowering Anthem “Raise Some Hell” Featuring Survivors of the Recent Parkland, FL School Shooting

Misfit Mindz Entertainment, an imprint of Nordican Music Group/The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment is set to release a benefit record from Ian Erixfeaturing survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting — with 100% of all profits going to victim’s families and survivors of gun violence in addition to non-profits that support social justice movements, such as the student formed March For Our Lives and #NeverAgainMSD organizations. The recording, “Raise Some Hell“, pays homage to the recent lives lost, but is not a sad or sappy song. It is, instead, an up-tempo and empowering battle anthem calling the youth to hold truth to power and rise up against injustice anywhere they see it.

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TOP: Ian Erix (Center) with Fellow “March For Our Lives” Supporters In Los Angeles this Past Saturday BOTTOM: Ian Erix with Stoneman Douglas High School Students and Broward County Community Members Recording “Raise Some Hell”

 It’s up to all of us to RAISE SOME HELL until real change comes…we will not let our voices be silenced.” – Ian Erix

Actual student survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took part in recording the song, lending their voices to background chants at a local studio near Parkland, Florida. The recording also includes soundbites from some of the most outspoken and high profile student survivors from MSD, namely Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky.

The song is written and performed by rising int’l pop star, Ian Erix, who himself is a survivor of a shooting incident that left him desperately in fear for his life at a US airport, while departing for a tour last year. Erix has toured the world extensively, most recently appearing in the UAE at a pre-show for Katy Perry and performing in the MTV pre-show at Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour in India. Ian’s music has appeared in various charts across Europe and Asia, his last single, “Footprints In The Sand” rose to #5 on the dance radio charts in Japan. With his debut American album coming this summer, Erix has been named “Top Emerging Artist” for 2018 in a recent social media poll conducted by MTV Networks.

Raise Some Hell” Will Be Available This Thursday, March 29th!

 For More Information on Ian Erix, VISIT: www.IanErix.com/ElectronicPressKit

www.Instagram.com/IanErix

www.Facebook.com/IanErix.MuttArmy

Twitter: @IanErix

Ian Erix YouTube Channel