Late Show


The Rassle

Wed, May 23, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


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This event is 21 and over

Filligar - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Hailed as “one of the best young bands in America,” Filligar is the rock n’ roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete, and Teddy—and their lifelong friend Casey Gibson. Drawing comparisons to a “young Rolling Stones” and called “the next Kings of Leon,” the band gives classic rock their own unique and distinctly modern edge. They've headlined sold out shows at the nation's most acclaimed venues, toured the United Kingdom to wildly enthusiastic audiences, and recently supported both The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. Their album The Nerve is currently nominated for Best Rock Album at the Independent Music Awards. In December 2011, the powerhouse music blog RSL named Filligar one of the top 8 live acts in the USA, along with fellow Windy City band Wilco.
The Rassle - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Rassle
Every once in a while, a band comes along that stands apart from the
rest. There's something immediately familiar but undeniably new,
absolutely their own, and exciting in every way. That band is The
Rassle. With their brand of no-frills rock-and-roll, they've taken the
music scene by storm and have quickly become one of the most talked
about bands to come out of New York in some time.

Driven by brothers, Reed and Blair Van Nort (guitar and vocals,
respectively), The Rassle recorded a few songs in a cramped NYC
apartment with a $50 microphone and an old computer. The resulting
4-song EP--which the band gave away for free on their website
( them a considerable amount of buzz and
acclaim from the likes of Interview Magazine, NYLON, Blackbook, The
Fader, New York Press and more. The Deli Magazine praises their
“droney guitar sound, combined with pristine and beautiful pop-folk
melodies and dancey beats.” Likewise, The Fader claims they create the
“fully fist-pumpable, soccer chant, working-for-the-weekend all star
self-assurance jams of that goodness gracious variety” while the
guitar brand, Gibson, named the foursome one of their “10 Artists to

Over the last several months, The Rassle has shared the stage with
Florence and the Machine, Wavves, Civil Twilight, Mystery Jets, Mona
and more, consistently playing to packed rooms throughout New York and
the east coast. And their music has been featured everywhere from
commercial spots with Bear Naked Granola to video game syncs with
Playstation's MLB '11: The Show.

With their powerful and timeless anthems, buzz-saw guitar licks, and
inspiringly cool melodies, it's clear that The Rassle has positioned
themselves as bright industry frontrunners.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002