The Shivers

The Shivers

Ashni

Sat, July 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$15

This event is 21 and over

The Shivers
The Shivers
The Shivers is the moniker for the New York singer-songwriter Keith Zarriello. In 2004, Zarriello released the album Charades featuring the song Beauty, bringing the band to the attention of the music media. Over the last decade the band has amassed a growing cult following including the likes of Aaron Paul, Daniel Radcliffe, Rose McIver, Tessa Thompson and bands like Deer Tick and Foster the People.

"Certain songs can seem like home the very first time you hear them. The way that by the time you reach the second verse, you want to move in and live between their walls, you want to kiss them until they agree to marry you. I had that very day been gifted such a track – a song named Beauty, which appeared on the Shivers’ debut album Charades

- The Guardian (UK)

"Keith Zarriello’s voice carries an eerie, mesmerizing eroticism"

- Pitchfork
Ashni
Ashni sings mostly about pain as a precipitant. When we are hurt, how do we respond? How sweet is the joy of those lessons in healing. She is inspired by how individuals learn to build relationships to the self, to others, and to communities. Her songs are about those trials, and errors. With soulful melodies, powerful lyrics and rhythmic current, heavy with jazz and R&B influence, she gracefully envelops listeners in a reflective, cathartic dimension.

Her relationship with the stage began at age 7, with classical North Indian dance, Kathak; the sound and movement remain an inspiration. As the child of Indian immigrant parents, she grew up listening to her father's records and her mother's voice. Weekends began with music from Amjad Ali Khan, Zakir Hussain, and old-school Bollywood. When she wasn't dancing, Ashni studied western classical piano and began discovering the incredible voices of jazz and soul - Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday - in contrast and equal reverence to the new artists of R&B, hip hop and neo-soul.

She is currently teaching, creating and performing regularly at venues around New York City, such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, The Greene Space, The Bowery Poetry Club, and more. Her music has been featured on Spotify's Women of Jazz playlist, Bitch Media's Podcast: Growing Up Immigrant, and the acclaimed, up-and-coming web series Brown Girls.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249