April Tour: Danny Severance X Nassart

The Maven Imprint is throwing its first Chicago group show this Friday feauturing elcectic live music, live art, and poetry all night from rising underground artists. Myself (Co-founder, The Maven Imprint) and Paulie Nassar (Art Director, The Maven Imprint & Founder, Nassart) were so excited to connect with dope creative people in Chicago that we booked a whole Midwest tour to keep the movement rising, never stagnant.

4/18 Chicago – The Maven Imprint presents The Transpersonal Experience Exhibition II

4/19 Peoria, IL | 4/20-21 Pekin, IL | 4/23 Chicago, IL | 4/24 Pittsburgh, PA | 4/25 Brooklyn, NY

Details at www.dannyseverance.com/shows


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SXSW! Live on Friday!

Austin has already seduced me. And truly, SXSW isn’t even underway. As of Wednesday, I’ve been told, there will be throngs of music lovers, film lovers, just lovers really, on the main SX drag 6th Street, plus most of downtown Austin.

I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to play this Friday 4PM at an unofficial fest El Leon’s Music Fest at El Leon’s Bar, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX. With Marshall Edwards & Paulie Nassar. Here’s a flyer — https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=674029402846&l=a5df68c5ea

Austin is what you wish your town was like. So its very refreshing. Independent businesses thrive. Art and music is in the air. Check it out, next time you’re passing through the South.

Or join me for SX next year.


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LIVE Rockwood Music Hall 3/3/14 7PM

Danny Severance & the Na Capellas live at www.facebook.com/dannyseverancemusic – Like us.

Also.. big announcement coming soon.


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Hi, New York. Reeling

Touring with Off The Wall Graffiti, Paul Nassar aka Nassart, and Philippe Mastrocola aka Spraycam gave me so much light, growth, and opportunity. I reconnected with friends and band members in Illinois and came out of the experience looking forward to many more projects in Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan in 2014.

For me, the other two highlights were 1. my performance with Paulie Nassar (percussion) and Ryan Iyengar (keys) at the House of Blues LA – Foundation Room and 2. the city of Detroit..

Detroit was utterly beautiful and utterly tragic. Abandoned buildings such as those in the Packard Plant, an unofficial graffiti mecca, signify holes left by time and economic turnover. They become canvasses. Decay brings art. Detroit’s art scene today is pushing beyond street art into galleries, attracting attention as a rising center for the arts. As a former resident of Brooklyn, I could see the possibilities already. But Detroit, compared to crowded New York, is characterized by uninhabited pockets where displacement is impossible. So, is that a (virtually) blank canvas for an arts organizer? I was also intrigued by Detroit arts projects we encountered such as Write-A-House and the Library Collective, and the potential I could explore through their examples: community building; profound repurposing; creative curating.

We walked through the Heidelberg Project too. Looking back on it, I find that experience to be a decisive moment in my growth as an artist. Philippe, Paulie, and I were shocked to learn that the outdoor, multi-building multi-block installation has been up for 13 years. That. Is longevity. You can find more of my travel bloggage at www.themavenimprint.tumblr.com

Back in New York

So, what now? Play some dope gigs, and then get back to touring in the Midwest and LA this Spring and Summer. The Maven Imprint, known for collaborative blow-out art shows in New York and LA such as PRISM (LiveArtsLA), Crossroads (Greenpoint Gallery), and ARTBOMB (Freecandy), will produce a similar arts event April 18 in Chicago.

Catch a performance of my nu soul teaser song ‘Thank You’ at NYC showcase by Creative Spotlights and Red Shark Entertainment 7PM at EVR Friday 2/28..

Show details are always at www.dannyseverance.com/shows

Pleased to announce that I am joining Queen Ella’s band on violin: LIVE 2/14 Majesty Loft, Montclair, NJ & 4/12 Metropolitan Room, Manhattan, NY

I am also joining the Pancakes & Whiskey team! Stay tuned!



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Simply put – I am so happy to be on the road again. Hitting Pittsburgh, Indiana, a few stops in Michigan, and then I reunite with some old band members in Chicago and Peoria.

Its best if you go find out for yourself. Off The Wall Graffiti does great things for youths looking for positive outlets for their creativity.

The Page: https://www.facebook.com/thisorthatdoctour

And of course, follow me on Twitter @dannyseverance , and my travel blog/poetry at www.themavenimprint.tumblr.com

Stay warm!


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Acoustic Show Today in Brooklyn

Live today, Sunday, with Aaron Giannini (guitar), Patrick Murphy (bass), and special guest poet Supah Awsum from the Street Poets NYC Artistry Collective.

Show starts 8PM, Set time is 9:15PM. Please join us at Putnam’s Pub, 419 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY – we hear Putnam’s Pub has good food and a deep wine selection, which is great. I’ve been trying to drink more red wine. At Myrtle & Clinton near the Clinton-Washington G Train Stop, or a 15 minute walk from the Lafayette C Train Stop.

Anyway, we’d be really happy to see you there. Last show of the year AND last show before I go on tour with Off The Wall Graffiti and Nassart. Off The Wall Graffiti is a non-profit that encourages young people to use their art positively and legally and to stay away from illegal graffiti. Off The Wall’s This Or That Tour originated in LA, moved across the country and after doing some damage along the East Coast, the This Or That-mobile is ready for its return leg to the West Coast via Montreal, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Peoria, Atlanta, Austin, plus many more cities along the way. follow @offthewallgraff on Twitter

I am reuniting with Marshall Edwards and other SWANK members in Peoria, IL!! Mid-January show announcements coming soon #livemusic #galleryshows #liveart email ds@dannyseverance.com if you’d like to collaborate or provide a venue for the tour!


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Knitting Factory Brooklyn 12/12/13

Danny Severance & the Na Capellas LIVE at Knitting Factory Brooklyn w/ Nikki Jonet, The Brixtons, Dan Abraham, & Olu Bliss | $10 presale, $12 door

Buy tickets here: http://t.co/6oz3SZUyqt

Knitting Factory Brooklyn                                                                                                                  361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Dylan Maida, keyboards

Patrick Murphy, bass

Aaron Giannini, guitar

Dan Keegan, drums

Ralph Serrano, congas

Stay warm everyone. All the best to you and yours this holiday season. -Danny

P.S. and, please tell your family to go follow @dannyseverance

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New Interview with Creative Spotlights! & Live 11/19

Read my interview with Creative Spotlights here:


& LIVE November 19 8:30PM Acoustic Show at Idle Hands Bar, 25 Avenue B, NY, NY – our first show with guitarist Aaron Giannini


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Old Soul Revival: the Bowery Electric 10/30

Up next: the Bowery Electric. 9:30PM, Wednesday, October 30th. that’s 327 Bowery, New York, NY. SO PUMPED. best costume get’s a private performance.


October 30th, 9:30PM

& don’t forget, we’re the official house band at the monthly Street Poets NYC Thee Open Mic – next installment is November 1st (www.streetpoetsnyc.com / @streetpoetsnyc)

& more fall shows to come. Stay up with dannyseverance.com/shows & @dannyseverance on Twitter + Insta, @dannysev on Soundcloud

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 Sept. 14

The band and I rock out at Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday September 14 at 6pm! This is a big step for us, as Rockwood is kind of a gateway or stepping stone for local talent. We would really love to see you there.

More on this later, but we have some recording sessions scheduled in late September! I have been sitting on too many songs and its time to get them out to the people.

Hope you can make it to the show! You can always join the mailing list on the email list page of the website or by emailing ds@dannyseverance!


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