Photo by Leslie Van Stelten
Three Six Five Live is the brand new series of live sessions focusing on artists featured in 365 Days of New Music. I decided to kick off the series during CMJ and filmed the inaugural session with fellow native New Yorker, Fiona Silver!
I got a chance to speak with Fiona and film her performing live up on the roof of the Hotel on Rivington, overlooking the city.
The Ruckus: Thanks for meeting with me! Have you performed at CMJ before?
Fiona Silver: It is actually my first and I’m really excited for it! I’ll be playing at The Rock Shop tonight (October 21) and over at Pete’s Candy Store later in the week (October 23).
The Ruckus: You had an easy trip to get to CMJ. On your artist profile page you were asked how’d you get to New York and you said you were born here. Do you feel that being from New York gives you a different perspective on the music scene here?
Fiona Silver: Definitely! There’s so much happening here all the time with so many venues you can play, which is great. But you have to be careful because people can be opportunistic and like on the grind. I've spent some time in other cities and I was able to play with people and enjoy the spirit of music instead of the hustle of music. But I really love it here. There’s a constant flow of new inspiration from all over. I think in a lot of other places, it might be very genre specific, depending on what country you’re in or what state. There might be more of a country vibe or something like that, but in New York the whole world is here.