Creative Impact

Steven Matrick

Steven Matrick is owner of artist management company Kepler Events, Co-Founder of the New Colossus Festival and a brand new record label Dedstrange. He is also currently the Talent Buyer at Berlin the East Village of NYC.

Kepler Events has managed Brooklyn Noise Rock legends A Place to Bury Strangers for the past 12 years as well as upcoming UK indie folk artist Luke De-Sciscio. Former Clients include Paul Jacobs, Pom Pom Squad, Total Slacker, Hooray for Earth, Shilpa Ray, the Death Set, the Jim Jones Revue the Hood Internet, RX, & more.

Steven is one of the founders of the New Colossus Festival, a 3 day music festival featuring 120 bands the week before SXSW at 6 independent music venues on the Lower East Side that just completed its 2nd annual event in March 2020.

Steven has also recently founded Dedstrange, a record label in partnership with Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers and Berlin DJ Mitch O’ Sullivan whose roster includes Berlin Punk Rock bands Jealous, Plattenbau & Data Animal as well as Wah Together, Lunacy and of course, A Place To Bury Strangers.