Dogfight's Nick Blaemire and The Hustle Play 54 Below May 31
By Michael Gioia
Actor and songwriter Nick Blaemire, who appeared in Off-Broadway's Dogfight and the Broadway revival of Godspell, brings his seven-piece "nerd soul" band, The Hustle, to 54 Below May 31.
The Hustle makes its 54 Below debut at 11 PM, where they are joined by a slew of special guests, including Raena White (Marriott Theatre's Dreamgirls) and Lexi Lawson (Rent national tour).
"We want people to have a place to come party after their Broadway show, whether they were in one or seeing one, or are willing to venture to midtown after hours," Blaemire said in a previous statement. "It's the weekend! And 54 Below is an amazing venue to see live music – the sound is so good and the ambiance is classy as hell – so put on your Friday best and let's smooch."
According to 54 Below, "Born out of the hi-fi's in their parents' suburban living rooms, the Hustle blends their love for the surprising time and harmony changes of R&B, funk and jazz with infectious pop melodies to create their very own brand of 'nerd soul.' After releasing their debut EP last year, they've been selling out shows around the country, but this is their first time at 54."
To preview tracks from The Hustle's seven-song, self-titled EP, click here.
Blaemire has also appeared on Broadway in Cry-Baby and composed the short-lived rock musical Glory Days. He has also been seen in The Black Suits and on television in "The Big C," "Law & Order," "Zero Hour" and NBC's new drama "The Blacklist."
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and a $25 food/drink minimum. For tickets, visit 54Below.com. For more information, visit NickBlaemireAndTheHustle.BandCamp.com.
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