The Bowery Presents South Present & Rival Entertainment Present:
with Tove Styrke
Sept. 15 at Center Stage Theater
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
• All Ages Welcome
• General Admission (first come, first served) – no assigned seats!
• Tickets available online via Ticketmaster.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 5pm on day of show
GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff is currently in the studio working on highly anticipated follow up album to Bleachers’ critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire, which came out in 2014. Antonoff’s musiccareer started to take shape in 2002 as the lead singer of the New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train; he later gained notoriety as the lead guitarist for the GRAMMY® Award-winning band fun. The first single off Bleachers’ Strange Desire, “I Wanna Get Better,” quickly rose to No. 1 on the alt radio chart while the second single “Rollercoaster” hit #3 on the chart. USA Today called the album, “full of hooks and full of heart” and Stereogum declared it “triumphant.” Bleachers dominated the television airwaves in support of the album with performances and appearances on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” TBS’s “Conan,” CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and numerous MTV and VH1 performances and appearances including hosting the 2016 mtvU Woodie Awards at SXSW. Bleachers’ eccentric and critically praised rollout campaign has featured announcements via Craigslist, a Bleachers Hotline, artwork revealed by anonymous countrywide cake deliveries, a surprise public access television telethon called “Thank You Very Much,” a series with Bill Nye The Science Guy, and most recently the Streamy Award-nominated original docu-series “Thank You and Sorry,” which features Jack as he navigates the bizarre world of touring and life on the road with Bleachers. Additionally in late 2015 Bleachers released Terrible Thrills Vol. 2, an all-female reimagining of Strange Desire. In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Antonoff is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. Antonoff collaborated with Taylor Swift co-writing and producing her chart-topping hit “Out of the Woods” along with two other tracks from her No. 1 album 1989. He also received a 2014 Golden Globe® nomination for his collaboration with Swift on her hit song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Jack has worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy®-nominated hit “Brave,” as well as Canadian indie icons Tegan and Sara and more. Jack recently curated and founded the Shadow of the City music festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Combining the bubbling electronica of Robyn with the hipster synth pop of Annie and the hook-laden Euro-disco of September, former Idol contestant Tove Styrke is another product of the burgeoning Swedish female dance scene. Born in the university town of Umea, Vasterbotten in 1992, Styrke was inspired to pursue a performing career by her ballet instructor mother and her father, Anders Ostman, who scored a Swedish number one in the ’70s. Encouraged by her piano teacher grandfather, she took up the instrument at a young age, and influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Simon & Garfunkel, became a vocalist in a traditional jazz band in her teens. After modeling for various publications including Glamour and Cosmopolitan, she entered the 2009 Swedish version of Pop Idol, where, thanks to impressive renditions of tracks by Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, and the Beatles, she finished third behind runner-up Calle Kristiansen and winner Erik Gronwall. Following the show, she signed a deal with Sony Records, and began working on her self-titled debut album with Patrik Berger, Lykke Li, and Shout Out Louds’ Adam Olenius. Released in 2010, it spawned two hit singles, “Million Pieces” and “White Light Moment.”