December 4th, 2023 8pm Stage 1
Alec Meza, a New Jersey native, started writing and recording music when he was just 14 years-old, producing and recording tracks on GarageBand and uploading them straight to SoundCloud. Over the next couple of years, these demos lead him to finally put a band together and bring these tracks to life on the stage—opening for the likes of PnB Rock, Ski Mask the Slump God, Wax, Lupe Fiasco and many more. By 20 years-old, Alec was selling out venues in the tri-state area as a headliner. Whether it be “The Crossroads” in Garwood, New Jersey, or the “House of Independents” in Asbury Park, Meza has sold out each one of hi shows. Now, at 25, Alec takes the stage with his friends, all of whom are jazz musicians, songwriters, producers, and Berklee college alumni. The talented bunch are taking a new direction, harnessing a gritty punk attitude to unveil the latest chapter in the young artists career. These shows debut Meza’s soon-to-be-released EP, “AH! REAL LOVERS!” With electrifying energy, crowd control and infectious dance moves, Alec is broadening his live performance niche from the tri-state area, to festival stages and large venues across the globe.
Matilda Marigolds has been called New York City's #1 Cowgirl, with a refreshing yet nostalgic sound that falls in the space between Clairo, Imogen Heap, Phoebe Bridgers and Tame Impala. Matilda first fell in love with music as a young child, falling asleep in the back of bars or backstage at her father's performances. As the daughter of a NYC-based drummer, it was almost inevitable Matilda would soon start to forge her own musical path. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist – including piano, bass, guitar, drums– as well as producer and engineer who now studies at Berklee College of Music.
Prior to releasing her two latest singles, Time 2 Go (2023) and Jesus Christ (2023), Matilda performed at Bourbon and Beyond earlier this year— sharing a stage with: Alanis Morissette, Japanese Breakfast, Pearl Jam and St. Vincent — and has been credited as the youngest Berklee Popular Music Institute Artist and was recently awarded Berklee’s Best New Artist (2023). When asked who she creates music for, Matilda shared: “I started creating music as a therapeutic endeavor, one that was rooted in my own self-care. I want my music to heal others as it has healed me. I aim to foster a productive and growth-oriented inner-dialogue within my listeners that initiates a new kind of personal understanding and healing.” When she's not in the studio or performing; Matilda enjoys giving hugs, fashion and vintage curation, eating twice her weight in strawberries, falling in love, and DJing. Matilda's two most recent singles Jesus Christ (2023) and Time 2 Go (2023) received strong playlisting support including Spotify / LOREM and she recently released a 4 song Audiotree Session. Currently she is writing her sophomore album and has plans to release a new EP, Hatchet, in early 2024.