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Moon Kissed

Mar 18, 2023

7:00pm – 7:40pm CT


NYC’s Moon Kissed is that once-in-a-blue-moon band that creates their own community as they rise in the musical ranks. They are much more than a band; with every show they play they are ushering in a new era of gritty and provocative New York City partying—one where anyone is free to be themselves, gender isn’t real, and the person you’re dancing next to is your best friend but also could be your next makeout partner. With Emily Sgouros on synth, Leah Scarpati on drums, and Khaya Cohen on vocals, Moon Kissed creates an energy, an infectious aura, that, if you are lucky enough to enter it, feels like a secret and an escape, powerful and precious to behold.

Moon Kissed have played shows across the country at festivals such as Riot Fest, SXSW, and Bushwig. They've toured and opened for acts like Sir Chloe, Kat Cunning, Claud, and Overcoats. They've also played numerous shows in NYC at venues like The Bowery Ballroom, The Hall at Elsewhere, Brooklyn Made, and Music Hall of Williamsburg, as well as countless house shows and dingy basements.

The band is currently recording new music.

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Primary Access
Free to the Public
New York, NY
Indie Pop