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  Mercury Lounge
Address: 217 East Houston Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Feb-22-19 07:30 PM Richard Buckner with Henry Black
In the time since Our Blood was released and after a few long tours, Richard Buckner attempted to work on writing short stories but found himself drawn back into the music room. The evidence of his time in the writers chair is clear in the dense, lovely prose of Surrounded. The albums liner notes include text-embedded lyrics, a technique Buckner employed on his earlier albums Since and Impasse, but this marks the first time he used the songs extended story to construct the albums overall view and track sequence.Throwing out the tricks and trades of his previous efforts, Buckner hunkered down at home and chose a few unfamiliar pieces of geara Suzuki QChord electronic autoharp and an Electro-Harmonix POG2 pedalto create basic tracks and open up more sonic possibilities. The best outcomes happen sometimes when Im unfamiliar with the tool that Im using (imagine MacGyver wearing a dog cone).The now-infamous process of recording and re-recording Our Blood left him a bit gun-shy, so this time, Buckner decided to get each song out of his house as soon as it was finished to avoid the contamination of over-thinking. After hearing an interview with famed producer Tucker Martine, Buckner found a destination for his songs: Tucker understood the urgency in me to tie the whole thing up before I fell into the same trap that Id had finishing Our Blood and was generous enough to move other commitments around to fit Surrounded in. When I had finally finished Our Blood, I felt like Id just survived a stroll through a mine field. With Surrounded, it was more of a sensation that Id successfully organized a messy desk.
Feb-22-19 10:30 PM King Buffalo with Sun Voyager
King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format of bass, drums, and guitar, whose expansive and thunderous music is anything but easily definable.Formed by three long-standing members of the blooming Rochester, NY rock scene, King Buffalo gathered in September of 2013 to start working on a new musical collaboration in a heavy rock vein. Their efforts spawned a demo release and several splits and one-offs which, coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience.Nearly exactly three years after their formation, written during and out of jam sessions, (King Buffalo released Orion) nine tracks that are texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Lush, shimmering melodies la Dead Meadow and free-flowing grooves with the full force of fuzzed-out stoner rock riffs, all coinciding organically. Impressively, King Buffalos focus extends beyond composition and into the technical realm; Orion was recorded entirely by the band in the very same rehearsal room that played host to the songs creation. SludgelordThe question of how heavy psych upstart trio King Buffalo will follow-up their debut full-length, Orion, is answered in the form of the three-track Repeater EP. In the year-plus since the albums first, (self-)release in 2016, the three-piece of guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson signed to Stickman Records and oversaw an official issue of the record and have toured Stateside with All Them Witches and in Europe alongside labelmates Elder, and the EP brings three new cuts that represent the first new music theyve produced following this productive time.It is 24 minutes of material, and more than 13 of that resides within the opening title-track (also the longest of the set; immediate points), but in terms of flow and conveying a sense of how their progression is unfolding, Repeater feels like the first chapter in a larger story more than a standalone offering. That is to say, the vibe is more mini-album than single-song showcase for throwaways or extras from a recording session.Part of that may of course owe to the fluidity in King Buffalos approach overall, which was certainly a factor on Orion and just as certainly hasnt at all been diminished by the stretches of time theyve spent on the road, but theres a perceptible resounding in the molten aspects of Repeater, Too Little too Late and Centurion that underlines the purposefulness with which King Buffalo engage such an open feel in what they do. Jamming is a crucial part of it at their foundation, but as far out as they go, their chemistry is put to use in servicing a song, even in something as vast as Repeater itself, which is their longest single track to-date.I dont know and wont try to speculate where King Buffalo might go with their sophomore full-length when the time comes for it, how they might continue to grow, what they might push toward in terms of arrangements or execution or general sound, but Repeater finds them brimming with confidence both as individuals and as a unit, and their songwriting here hits a new level of craftsmanship that only raises ones hopes even after such an impressive debut long-player. The question isnt so much whether King Buffalo are prepared for their next step as it is whether their audience is ready to realize the special moment playing out in front of them. The Obelisk
Feb-23-19 07:00 PM Tipling Rock with Scotch Mist, Surfliner, Been Stellar
Tipling Rock Is an independent and self-produced beach pop band based out of boston, comprised of Ben andre on vocals/guitar, tommy schubert on drums, and dillon salkovitz on bass. we've spent a few days at # 1 on Spotifys Global Viral charts and have had our music featured on several Spotify curated playlists including "Viral hits," "New Indie Mix, "Feel Good Indie Rock," and Fresh Finds."In the meantime, weve opened for the likes of Lil Uzi Vert (believe it or not), Magic City Hippies, flor, TV Girl, sure sure, and others.
Feb-23-19 10:30 PM Muslim and a Mexican
Muslim and A Mexican is a musical project formed by guitarists Anoush Saboktakin and Luis Delgado who are of Persian and Latin American backgrounds. The band later added Pooya Ghorbani on lead vocals expanding their repertoire to 60s and 70s Persian and western rock, blues, funk and pop music. Their performances have been described as lively and energetic. The aim of the band is to bring a diverse community of people together from different cultural backgrounds through the unifying power of music.
Feb-24-19 05:30 PM Noble Kids with Field Guides
Noble Kids (Brooklyn, NY) is Bryce Barsten, Michael Steiner & Kevin Chang. Their sophomore record Messy Pretty (due Feb. 2019) is a bold collection of songs that speak loudly and clearly about queerness and identity, through personal experience and interpretation. It represent the messy but honest process in which they created the record, and the dynamic among the bandmates. With sparks of shiny pop, buried beneath indie rock, their sound is driven by an interplay of clever guitar work, unafraid and upfront vocals, dirtied by demo takes and reprocessed sounds. They teamed up with engineer Greg Giorgio (Sharon Van Etten, The National, Tokyo Police Club) (Tarquin Studios) to make the record, and are set to release in February, 2019.
Feb-24-19 08:00 PM CrumbSnatchers with Big Sweater, Tree River
The first time Guetts, the band's eccentric front man, heard the term "crumb snatcher" was in reform school. A staff member named Chris bobo would occasionally refer to some of delinquents as "CrumbSnatchers." When Guetts asked him what that meant, Bobo said that a CrumbSnatcher is a wild, rambunctious child who refuses to behave. Though it comes off an insult, we found something endearing about the term. A few years later when the band was having success writing, it was time to come up with a name, and we thought that wild and crazy kids perfectly fit the attitude of the music we were writing.
Feb-25-19 06:30 PM Drake Bell with Androu
Drake Bell is an internationally recognized actor and musician. He is most recognized for his role as Drake Parker on the hit Nickelodeon series Drake and Josh and the voice of Peter Parker on The Ultimate Spiderman. He is currently making waves in the music industry with his new sound and working with artists such as Josh Dun, Mike Taylor, Lil Mama and Tank God. In February 2018, Drake released two music videos which have garnered much acclaimed press and over one million views combined. Drake is currently on the road promoting his new music and touring all over the world connecting with his fans.
Feb-25-19 09:30 PM Balms with Half Human, Blood Blush, Russian Baths b2b Oceanator (DJs)
US rock band from San Francisco, CA.
Feb-26-19 06:30 PM Ace of Cups
Feb-26-19 09:30 PM Bueno, Bethlehem Steel, Lost Boy ?