Time Out New York is having the biggest Pride Party yet on Thurs. June 22 from 7-9:30 PM at Arena. It includes a live performance by NYC’s hottest new 60’s surfer girl pop band, Emergency Tiara. Plus, we had a golden opportunity to dish with Juri from Emergency Tiara about the band, Pride, and more!

The Thursday night rager will celebrate dancing, drinking, divas, and drag. Bud Light will be on hand with unlimited beer to keep the party spirit alive. In addition to Emergency Tiara, Elizabeth James and Ruby Roo will be performing. And light bites will be served.

Time Out New York is partnering with the Ali Forney Center, the largest LGBTQ youth shelter in New York. Two tickets each will be raffled off to Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, and Miss Saigon. Lucky attendees will get to groove to the sounds of Emergency Tiara, who we had the pleasure of interviewing.

I love the band’s name, Emergency Tiara! How did you choose it?

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One of my friends handed me a tiara saying “Here’s your emergency tiara” (who knew friends thought I was a “princess?” lol) with that, I thought it was perfect band name for what I want to represent!!!!

How does Emergency Tiara relate to Time Out and Pride?

ET is all about celebrating being who we really are and how we love ourselves! I believe that being a part of Pride and Time Out New York gives so many people opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals who understand the importance of love and positive vibes. I am beyond grateful to be part of this beautiful occasion celebrating Pride and Time Out New York!

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Tell us how your classical music training has helped you develop the unique sound you have today.

The classical training definitely gives me a lot more freedom to express my most authentic self as well as it has helped me to learn the history behind the music to find deeper connection to the soul of the music.

What was it like growing up in Tokyo? What are your favorite things about living in NYC?

I love Tokyo! It has an interesting balance that’s for sure! In Japan, people are expected to be the same as the person next to you so when people are alone or only with very close friends and family, the feeling of comfort and freedom allows individuals to let the creativity and originality explode! I believe this is how many of the quirky Japanese cultures were born.

I love NYC even more! I love that all of us here have very different stories and we are all willing to share and listen to one-another. After living in NYC for almost decade, I don’t think I can live anywhere else.

You are incredibly fashionable! Share some of your top tips.

Only wear outfits that give me that extra boost of confidence!

What is your advice for other aspiring artists and musicians?

Let’s keep doing what we were born to do! This world could use more uniqueness, originality, and love 🙂