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Sunday, March 20 • 1:00am - 2:00am
Marcy Playground

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Though you may know them best for their 15-week stay as Billboard chart-topper though irresistible single “Sex and Candy,” modern rock band Marcy Playground made sure that this was just the beginning of their musical career. Starting in 1997 with a self-titled album that went on to sell 1.7 million, the band continued its original sound with follow-up records “Shapeshifter” (1999) and “Marcy Playground 3” (“MP3”) (2004). While garnering obscure commercial recognition in likening to their debut, the albums demonstrated a tremendous period of creative growth for MP and are considered as “cult classics” among the most loyal of the band’s fans. 2009 marked the arrival of their critically acclaimed fourth album “Leaving Wonderland…In a Fit of Rage,” what frontman John Wozniak notes as “the most personal record [he’s] ever made.” The record not only can be strongly recognized for its level of involvement from the band, but as what led to a chance to get the band’s fans involved with follow-up crowd sourced album “Indaba Remixes from Wonderland.” The album, released in part by Woz Records (formed in 2009 by the band’s very own John Wozniak) as well as Capitol/EMI gave fans the opportunity to add their own personal touch to MP tracks by remixing them. Out of 100’s of entries, the band hand-selected 13 of their favorites to appear on the special release. Their sound attracts the big screen as well. MP has been featured on many soundtracks, such as Cruel Intention, Antitrust, Simply Irresistible, as well as many films by writer/director Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Zack and Miri Make a Porno.) Today, you can find Marcy Playground back on the road, touring internationally. In 2011, MP plans to release the first volume of a rarities album from their early years on Capitol Records.
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Marcy Playground

Though you may know them best for their 15-week stay as Billboard chart-topper though irresistible single “Sex and Candy,” modern rock band Marcy Playground made sure that this was just the beginning of their musical career. Starting in 1997 with a self-titled album that went... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
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