Editor’s Note — Hellified Vertical, a new music showcase comes to the L.E.S. tomorrow night. It will be the first of a five-part series presenting various genres of music including Soul/R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, and Latin at Leftfield Bar on Ludlow Street. Each event will be filmed for development into music based reality programming spotlighting the emerging talent on the scene today. The showcase series will culminate in a special finale installment that will take place during the CMJ Music Festival in October. Lo-Down contributor Royal Young spoke with producer and co-creator Kimberly Knox about the series:
YOUNG: What was the inspiration behind your new music showcase at Leftfield Bar?
KNOX: With our new showcase, Hellified Vertical we (Asqui MG/Ubiquita Worldwide) wanted to empower emerging artists to explore various avenues of getting there music out there. Today’s industry is anybody’s game.