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Video Premiere: CHILLEMI “Debbie”

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Ditch the woes of 2016 and venture into the past with the music of CHILLEMI—the solo project of Brian Chillemi from Junk Boys and Organs. His electric riffs, bluesy harmonica, and sultry vocals give off an intimate, off the cuff feel that hits you hard with sentiment and sincerity—sending you back to the days when Lou Reed ruled downtown and New York radio made you move. CHILLEMI is set to release his debut solo EP, I Went To Town, this August and Alt Citizen is pleased to premier the music video for the track “Debbie!” Inspired by the true story of Debbie, a blind transgender woman from Brooklyn, who was a frequent caller to WBAI’s late night free form programs in the 60’s and would discuss her life experiences. Shot on a 1970’s tube camera and directed by Adam Marchand, the song tells a story from history that still hits home even today. Catch CHILLEMI at Idio Gallery August 9th for his EP release show!

Find CHILLEMI online at @chillemi_nyc



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