CROSS-POLLINATION XCI - TUES APR 11TH - 7:30-10 PM
JOE WHYTE
ALEXANDER SEIER

Combining equal parts folk, pop, rock and Americana, NYC singer/songwriter JOE WHYTE's songs are riddled with, "time tested melodies" (TimeOut NY).

His latest EP, Wrecking Ball, is a rockin' full-band follow-up to 2005's more laid-back album, THE LOWER 48, which Jersey Beat magazine described as "supremely subtle beauty" and "one of the most moving and reassuring albums we've heard in quite a while."

In April 2005, Joe returned for his 6th tour of Ireland in the last 3 years. He was invited to play the 8th annual Carlsberg Rhythm and Roots Festival in Kilkenny, where he headlined 2 shows and also opened for alt-country legends Son Volt.

In September 2005, Joe signed an endorsement deal with Elixir strings, showcased at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC and was named a semi-finalist in Discmakers/Taxi Independent Music World Series. He was also a recipient of an ASCAPlus award a merit-based songwriting grant from ASCAP, the performing rights society, and been invited to Los Angeles to perform at the monthly Americana Music Circle in mid-2006.

As seen on MTV's You Hear It Here First!

Contagious, grab-you-by-the-lapels rock and roll can't be created in a vacuum. It has to poke up through the earth, from between the cracks -- urged along by folks who're willing to get their hands dirty while coaxing it along.

Alexander Seier, fomerly on Lava Atlantic Records, has plenty of experience doing just that. This disc, which draws on several years of experience playing the Eastern seaboard from his Pennsylvania home base, belies Seier's flair for both driving guitar anthems and intriguingly crafted ballads.

"I listen to everything from Tori Amos to Pantera to Oasis to Radiohead and I just happen to write pop rock and roll songs that fall somewhere in the middle of all that. If I were to go out there alone as a singer-songwriter, I think people would expect me to have an acoustic guitar and be all-sensitive. Some of what I write is sensitive, but that's not the whole story, and that's why I'm in a band."

LISTEN TO JOE WHYTE LISTEN TO ALEXANDER SEIER
CROSS-POLLINATION XCI ::: Tuesday, APR 11TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - JOE WHYTE
8:45 - ALEXANDER SEIER
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft JOE WHYTE & ALEXANDER SEIER!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero