We have a secret weapon at The Standard in the form of a French-Moroccan music maven named Annie O. After years in the music industry representing greats like Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Peter Gabriel, we nabbed her to curate The Annie O Music Series, a regular concert series in the airy Penthouse of The Standard, East Village.
On Monday, February 27th, Annie O brings one-man band John the Baptist to the Penthouse for an intimate performance. His sound's been described as "melody-driven, psyched-out surf rock," with heavy influences drawn from boom-bap hip hop groups such as A Tribe Called Quest. With his new EP, Many Moods, and upcoming international tour, this is his first venture as a solo artist after a decade of making music with others. Annie O caught up with him about what made him go solo, how his EP came together, and anxieties about his first solo tour. Get to know him before the big night.
Annie O Presents: John The Baptist
Monday, February 27, 7-9PM
The Standard, East Village Penthouse
Free with an RSVP to AnnieO@StandardHotels.com