Fruit & Flowers, Weakened Friends, Barkhouse, The Glazzies

Fruit & Flowers

Weakened Friends

Barkhouse

The Glazzies

Sun, May 15, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$8 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Fruit & Flowers - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Fruit & Flowers
Prepare to be inspired, and have your little paws rocked like no wolf before.
Weakened Friends - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Weakened Friends
Weakened Friends is an indie rock band from Boston Massachusetts and Portland Maine. Comprised of members from other New England based bands The Box Tiger (Sonia Sturino and Cam Jones) and The Field Effect (Annie Hoffman) the trio crafts whimsical catchy noise pop sound which is uniquely energetic and jovial. Formed in spring of 2015 the band already has a debut E.P under their belts called "Gloomy Tunes" released in September 2015 with plans to release a follow up E.P in early 2016.

" "Gloomy Tunes" is a gleeful throwback to the badass lady rock of the 1990s and early 2000s, that zips along at pop-punk speed but ends up sounding more like the kid sister to Liz Phair or current snotty punk trendsetters Potty Mouth." - Bangor Daily News

"Homegrown furious noise rock" - Boston Herald

"Their new EP, Gloomy Tunes, a collection of four upbeat, supercharged songs that lyrically reflect the confusion and chaos of modern life" - Vanyaland
Barkhouse - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Barkhouse
At first Barkhouse was an event, a one-night show designed by Will de Zengotita, to showcase some long hidden material. Will was joined by several musicians that night, including old companions Jay Mort and Olmo Tighe. Ignited by the “Barkhouse” show these three would go on to form a new band of the same name. Even as the writing became a shared endeavor, their songs have continued with the same sincerity and intensity that characterized those first offerings.
Now well established in the Brooklyn music scene Barkhouse are set to release Neverdays on May 13, 2016, this is their moodiest and most evocative offering yet. Barkhouse has drawn comparisons to older acts like The Cars and Talking Heads as well as newer bands like The Black Keys or The Walkmen but hopefully you’ll enjoy finding out for yourself
The Glazzies - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
The Glazzies
Long Island’s Glazzies recall the heyday of ‘90s alternative rock while adding their own particular blend of influences filtered through the kind of passion they don’t teach in school.

Produced by Justin Pizzoferrato (Speedy Ortiz, Sonic Youth), Glazzies specialize in hook-filled anthems thick with the buzz of overdriven guitars. The undulating riff that kicks off and anchors “So Strange” has the same cross of grunge and psychedelia that early Smashing Pumpkins perfected. The Pumpkins had a great drummer and so do the Glazzies, as Dinosaur Jr.’s legend Murph lends his instantly recognizable pummel to the majority of songs on the five-song Satin Stain EP.

“Nothing To Say” takes today’s de rigueur Nirvana influence and twists it into the kind of muscular pop song that other bands spend entire careers chasing. “Maybe Someday” is a similar concoction, with the band squeezing a dollop of Weezer over top. It’s heartening to see Glazzies covering a lesser known gem by an underrated band. Their version of The Kinks’ paean to nonconformity “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” satisfies on all levels, adding power but sacrificing none of song’s inherent darkness. Closing things out with their most radio-ready song, “Float” hits the same off-kilter but naggingly catchy sweet spot that the Toadies nailed back when.

Released on Old Flame Records, Glazzies’ debut EP establishes them in the same realm as labelmates Cloud Nothings. With a full-length to follow later this year, Glazzies are poised to be the cool kids’ new favorite band.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com