Free Music At The Ace Every Sunday This February
Next month, violin-hip-hop queen Emily Wells makes her debut at the Ace Hotel—over and over again! Every Sunday next month at 9pm, the always-packed hipster hangout will host the violinist-singer (made famous for her version of "Juicy," by rap legend Notorious BIG) in the lobby for a February residency. The performances will be free, so save your dollars for those overpriced cocktails—and expect a crowd.
Over the past few years, Wells has attracted tens of thousands of followers with her trademark looped violin trip-hop blues, and sees the performances as a "way to introduce myself to the city." (Wells recently moved from LA to NYC's East Village).
The giant lobby, having allocated a small space for artists to perform, boasts high ceilings (which may or may not make for good acoustics) and a photo booth, which Wells is particularly looking forward to.
"Obviously, the aesthetic is lovely," she explains, "but I'm not used to playing hotel lobbies. When you have a forty-five minute set at a more traditional venue, you need to know exactly what you're going to do. So this will give me an opportunity to loosen up."
We're not entirely sure if the already-laid-back crowd there needs any more loosening up, but it can't hurt to try.
[Photo: Emily Wells/MySpace]