Steven Matrick is owner of artist management company Kepler Events and talent buyer at Pianos on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Kepler Events has managed Brooklyn Noise Rock band A Place to Bury Strangers for the past 10 years and more recently Brooklyn indie rock band Total Slacker and the incredibly talented up and comer Pom Pom Squad. Former Clients include Hooray for Earth, Shilpa Ray, the Death Set, the Hood Internet, RX, etc.
Steven has also been head talent buyer at Pianos for the past seven years. Pianos is Manhattan’s preeminent indie rock venue where bands such as Passion Pit, Courtney Barnett, SZA, Car Seat Headrest, Imagine Dragons, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tame Impala, St. Lucia, A Hundred Waters and many many more have played some of their first shows in NYC.
Steven is one of the founders of the New Colossus Festival, a 3 day music festival the week before SXSW at 6 independent music venues on the Lower East Side.
Prior to this, Steven worked for the Michael Lang Organization, a concert production company owned by Woodstock Promoter Michael Lang where he worked on many and various projects such as Woodstock ’99, Amsterjam, management of Turkish Pop Sensation Tarkan and tour production for artists such as the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, etc.