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03/24/16 10:45am

Hailed by VOGUE as one of five bands in the country “guaranteed to keep your party going until the wee hours of the morning” and who will take your wedding “from just lovely to legendary,” MIXTAPE: a cover band for hipsters has set out to evolve a stagnant industry by offering a fresh and fetching approach to rocking weddings in every way—from the way they engage clients, to their look, and most importantly to the songs they play.

MIXTAPE’s infinite repertoire sounds nothing like your parents’ wedding band, and yet they’ll still be a band your parents will love. Their range spans from modern indie darlings like Phoenix, MGMT, and Beck, to Motown and soul classics like Sam Cooke, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder, to classic and glam rockers like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Queen, to ’80s and New Wave gems like The Cure, Billy Idol and Talking Heads, to ’90s and grunge favorites like Weezer, Pixies and Nirvana and of course those special pop hits that we all can agree are awesome like Paul Simon, Daft Punk and, of course, Michael Jackson. (more…)

02/19/14 7:18am
Wed February 26, 2014
Mixtape is one of eight bands playing Rock the Wedding Bells next Wednesday. Photo courtesy Mixtape.

Mixtape is one of eight bands playing Rock the Wedding Bells next Wednesday. Photo courtesy Mixtape.

Booking a band for your wedding can mean running around town to multiple showcases, but you could make it easy on yourself, and head to the Bell House tonight to hear eight wedding bands that will forever erase those images of mediocre wedding singers playing the Macarena. The members of these bands are accomplished, gigging musicians who’ve performed with Jay-Z, David Byrne, AIR, Norah Jones, Steve Earle and more, and they cover everyone from Postal Service to Tom Petty to Toots and the Maytals. Joining them on stage will be emcee and marriage officiant Matt Levy of tour company The Levy’s Unique New York, and Delaney Barbecue, which now caters weddings, will tempt you off the dance floor with their mini brisket sandwiches. Get a $10 ticket in advance and check out the full lineup, including Red Hook Orchestra and Baby Soda Jazz Band, here.