“Amazing is about to hit, and it’s gonna be heavy awesome”


March 28 – Cameo Gallery (Indie/DJ) /21+
March 29 – Studio@Webster Hall (Pop/Indie)/ 19+
March 29 – Public Assembly Back Room (Punk)/ 18+
March 29 – Public Assembly Front Room (Electronic/DJ)/ 18+
March 29 – Joe’s Pub (Folk/ World)/ All Ages
March 30 – Ran Tea House, 269 Kent /(Indie/Lofi/Punk Rock/DJ)/ All Ages

$10 Adv per venue
$12 Doors per venue
$30 Festival Pass


Aputumpu Music Festival 2013 is almost here! If you thought the  2012 Festival was outstandingly packed with great bands, too much dancing and too many new people from all over NYC to meet — well, you are in for a treat! From March 28-30th, Aputumpu Music Festival will be raking four of the hottest venues in New York with 6 stages including a secret, secret after-party!!

For 2013, we’ve added a party stage at Public Assembly for our EDM/Techno, DJ -loving and party crowd. We have also increased the number of Indie, Punk-Rock and Lo-fi bands at Cameo Gallery and The Studio of Webster Hall for our  hip, rock, and live music loving friends AND added a World Music Stage for our globe trotting, and world music enthusiasts!! With an eclectic range of themed nights you are sure to be blown away by incredible performances at Aputumpu Festival — it’s gonna be awesome-heavy!!

March 28th will feature our Pop, Indie, Lo-fi, folky and experimental electronic and DJ acts @Cameo Gallery, in Williamsburg. Cameo Gallery is an intimate space–appearing seemingly out of thin-air– tucked behind the Lovin’ Cup. It is now among the best-booked venues in the borough. Stay tuned for updates on facebook and twitter and win tickets to the secret party after the Cameo show!

March 29th will feature our EDM/ Techno/ House and Pop DJs and dance bands. Across from Cameo is Public Assembly, a former warehouse space with two stages that can be uniquely programmed to provide two distinct listening experiences. Punk Rock bands will take over the back stage where Moshpits, Crowd surfing, free booze and the party will kick off early at 7pm!

Also on March 29th, the studio of Webster Hall will go ablaze with insane acts whose pop tunes have been receiving rave reviews around the blogosphere with energy and sounds that will keep you you dancing nonstop! “The Studio at Webster Hall is an intimate 300 to 400, scalable capacity performance room in the downstairs of this NYC Landmark venue, featuring a state-of-the-art recording studio. The Studio features an L’Acoustics sound system, stage lighting that will rival any large room in New York.”

Finally on March 29th is the all ages, world music stage at Joe’s Pub. The New York Times has praised Joe’s Pub as at the “nexus” of “a downtown axis of clubs whose performers gleefully fuzz the boundaries between old and new, and between pop, rock, jazz, rhythm-and-blues, swing, country, world music and performance art.” Its elegant neoclassical design, intimate atmosphere, and superior acoustics have consistently landed the venue on annual Best Of New York lists. A top-to-bottom renovation was completed in 2011, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini.” Need we add more?!

March 30th will be the finale. A huge loft party TBA is where we will be wrapping our party up! Rumor has it there will be free beer during the night, free Tequila shots, hot tea, and a range of bands and DJs to finish out an insane weekend of partying and dancing.

Tickets: http://aputumpu2013.eventbrite.com/
**March 28@Cameo Gallery (Indie/DJ) /21+
Brother Tiger (DJ Set)
Chrome Canyon (DJ Set)
Dickpic “Picture Plane + Dog Dick”
Psychic Twin
Silent Drape Runners
Stranger Cat
St Lenox

Aputumpu LED grow Lights available at the event

**March 29 – Joe’s Pub (Folk/ World)/ All Ages
Derrick N. Ashong and Soulfege
Denitia Odigyie
Osekre and The Lucky Bastards
Gone Quite Mad

**March 29@Public Assembly Back Room (Punk)/ 18+
Religious Girls
Cinema Cinema
Noxious Foxes
Big Ups
Osekre & The Lucky Bastards
Brooklyn What
What Model Citizens
The Micks
Matt Sebastian (Wc Kids)

**March 29@Public Assembly Front Room (EDM/DJ/Elec)/ 18+
Rubber Ross
iBeat – dj set
DJ Subset
DJ Bass Control
DJ Crash
Inky Jacks
Heels on Fire

**March 29@Studio at Webster Hall (Pop/Indie)/ 19+
Computer Magic
Not Blood Paint
Friend Roulette
Manican Party
Modern Rivals

**March 30 – Ran Tea House (269 Kent) /(Indie/Lofi/Punk Rock/DJ)/ All Ages
Narkatta (DJ Set)
He Met Her
The Netherlands
Speedy Ortiz
A Beacon School
The Roads
DJ Keili (between sets)




The Aputumpu Festival is a musical showcase featuring more than two dozen rising Brooklyn-based bands comprising the backbone of the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene.

For New York City, Aputumpu is a celebration of the best new talent in the city, an amalgam of creative and artistic forces which seem to be as much a part of the air as the weather. In a city overflowing with musical talent, these bands rise above with distinctive sounds and unforgettable performances.

For bands, Aputumpu is an opportunity to connect with the fans who know them best,  to play alongside a talented group of performers, and to prove to writers, bloggers, and all those in attendance that they are ready for the big time.

For fans, Aputumpu is an exciting opportunity to see many of their favorite bands in one clip and to discover new and exciting musicians and artists. With more than two dozen bands covering everything from Afro pop to electronic to Indie rock, Aputumpu will take you on a completely unique auditory adventure.

  • March 22

Shea Stadium
20 Meadow St (between Waterbury St & Bogart St),  Bushwick
9 p.m.

Montypythonlive grow lights

3 a.m

Aputumpu@Shea: Facebook

  • March 23

Public Assembly
70 North 6th St, Williamsburg
8:00 p.m.

Aputumpu@Public Assembly: Facebook

  • March 24

Cameo Gallery (in the Lovin’ Cup Cafe)
93 North 6th St, Williamsburg
8 p.m.

Aputumpu@Cameo Gallery: Facebook

  • March 25

(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St (between Sullivan St and Thompson St), Manhattan
10:00 p.m.

Aputumpu@Le Poisson Rouge: Facebook


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