If you’re a music nut, this week is the Tribeca New Music Festival. The Festival runs from May 23rd to June 10th. It’s not a gathering of hipsters or edgy DJ’s. Instead it’s a collection of people seriously trained in their music craft — be it strings, horns, piano, etc. The website likes to call it “emerging Avant-pop”.
A few months ago, these boys called 2Cellos (below) played the Tribeca New Music Festival. Their story is the typical digital home-run! They created a homemade video, dropped it on YouTube, and the world freaked out. Sony Music came knocking on their door, and voila, instant record deal. Thanks YouTube!
Here’s the 2 cuties doing a cover of “Smooth Criminal”. Sadly, the 2Cellos boys already played the Tribeca Film Festival on the previous round, but this months fest will surely bring on some of other skilled musician we haven’t met yet.