This past weekend, we threw the third installment of the Dave Harrington & Friends Holiday Spectacular. Our holiday tradition, we invite a bunch of our favorite artists and members of bands to perform whichever holiday song is most special to them personally, backed by Dave Harrington’s handpicked house band (this year including members of ARMS, High Water, King Holiday, and more). All proceeds benefit Dave’s alma mater, Harlem School of the Arts.
This year, veterans Martin Courtney (Real Estate), Oliver Ackerman (APTBS), Anand Wilder (Yeasayer), Andrew Fox (Visuals), Brent Katz (Thunder & Lightning), Ilhan Ersahin, Jen Goma (ASDIG), John Philpot (Bear In Heaven), and Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds) returned for another year, but were joined this time by some notable new friends, among them Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Bryndon Cook (Starchild & The New Romantic), Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), Mauro Refosco (Atoms For Peace / Forro In The Dark), Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), and more.
Thanks to Dave Harrington for helping us throw this event, to Liz Maney for these photos, and to everyone who performed!