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STARK's Lani Ford to play Make Music New York and more...

Posted on June 4, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, May 23, 2008—STARK’s Lani Ford at Make Music New York June 21st. Lani Ford will participate in Make Music New York again this year with a solo acoustic performance at LaGuardia Corner Gardens on LaGuardia between Houston and W. 3rd Street in Manhattan June 21st 3pm-4pm. Hot off the heels of the release of the sophomore album, Put It To Your Head in January, the replacement of Josette with Joe Hogan and a UK tour in March, plus online, print and radio press, Lani Ford will play an hour’s worth of solo acoustic material, including some brand new songs, for MMNY which is a day of live music outdoors all over the city. Last year, STARK shocked and awed the crowd outside of Otto’s Shrunken Head. In the meantime, Lani Ford can be seen on Channel 34, The Manhattan Neighborhood Network, on Be Yourself As Well As Art with a recorded live solo acoustic set from the soon to be closed legendary Holland Bar in NYC. The show will air at midnight Friday May 30th (technically Saturday May 31st morning). STARK has been receiving praise from the amazing Genya Ravan on her two radio shows, Goldie’s Garage and Chicks and Broads on Sirius Radio, Channel 25, for the song “18 Again.” STARK will soon be featured on the upcoming Wicked Cool Records compilation release Goldie’s Garage, Volume 1. Also, STARK’s song “OH NO!” has been receiving a lot of airplay on Radio Gets Wild in the UK. On Put It To Your Head, deep-fried, Texas-sized vocals dripping with underground New York attitude jars the senses with catchy hooks and cool licks. It’s sweet blues-country soul colliding with charming poetic punk rock angst. All 10 songs are written by Lani Ford. Plus, STARK’s debut CD The Curse is still getting attention with “Wrong Guy” just added to rotation on Joey Stuckey’s Audio Style on Engage Internet Radio. STARK’s upcoming gigs include The El Bar in Philadelphia June 19th 8pm, Arlene’s Grocery July 17th 11pm and WTSR and The Record Collector in New Jersey in late July/early August. On a bittersweet note, drummer Sweet Rob Endemann will be leaving the band in June because he’s gonna be a new daddy and moving away. They welcome new drummer Eric Robel from Heroin Sheiks and Nova Express. For more information, check out the official website www.starknyc.com or www.myspace.com/stark. ### Put It To Your Head is available at www.digstation.com/stark and www.cdbaby.com/cd/laniford. The Curse at www.cdbaby.com/cd/starknyc.