Hank & Cupcakes

Late Show

Hank & Cupcakes

Deadbeat Darling, Today The Moon Tomorrow The Sun

Fri, July 6, 2012

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Hank & Cupcakes - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Hank & Cupcakes
Flush with simmering sexuality and irresistible dance pulse, Hank & Cupcakes are everything you would not expect them to be. Named in reference to notorious Charles ‘Hank’ Bukowski and one of his lovers ‘Cupcakes’, this Brooklyn based duo by way of Tel Aviv Israel & Melbourne Australia are the coalescence of rock without guitars and pop without synthesizers. With their full luscious sound, breathtaking stage personas and the brutal honesty with which they play, Pedal board magician Hank commands an army of pedals with his bass guitar while powerhouse vocalist/drummer Cupcakes dominates the drums standing up while belting out emotive and groove filled vocals, making it difficult to believe there are only two people on stage. Pinpointing down to a certain genre of music is hard with this duo. With a recklessness reminiscent of Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, an early RHCP rawness, a fun-punk Ting Tings vibe and a ‘The Kills’ raw rock sex appeal, Hank & Cupcakes are the embodiment of all of those, creating a new hybrid of music motivated by true freedom and boundless limits.

Hailed by MTV as a “Fresh new artist with an infectious blend of electro pop goodness” by Paste Magazine as “Irresistibly Danceable” and as having a “Funky Fresh Sound” by the New York Post, the powerful duo broke away from the music industry and a BMG label contract just over a year ago in order to be free of artistic manipulation and corporate BS. Becoming a truly independent band, Hank & Cupcakes recorded, produced & mixed their second studio album ‘CA$H 4 GOLD’ on their own and are now honing their explosive live performances in front of audiences as they tour the country.
Deadbeat Darling - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Deadbeat Darling
New York four-piece Deadbeat Darling is spending time on both sides of the pond.  After selling out some of NYC's most prestigious venues over the course of the last 3 years, the band was signed by UK label Spearhavoc Records in March 2011, and promptly whisked away from Brooklyn to record in Wales with Grammy award winning producer Ken Nelson.  The album, titled "THE ANGEL'S SHARE", was released in April 2012. With a bit of downtown swagger and post-indie charm, their sound weaves together New York City rock and roll with hints of surf and dub . A native of either extreme, their lifestyle toggles between Brooklyn dive bars and the mise en scene of the West Side's fashion district; their live show is a sweaty barrage of soulful energy and mischievous sway...  
Today The Moon Tomorrow The Sun - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Today The Moon Tomorrow The Sun
Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun is about the collaborative. It's about the connections between sound and people. It's about the heart and the head. It's for mistakes and triumphs, and against arrogance and underconfidence. Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun is a band of four. 2 boys. 2 girls. Noisy. Dancy. Loud. Sincere. Sweaty. Loveable. Hardworking. A real good time. Touring full-time since August '09. Their dwellings are in Atlanta, GA, but they call the East Coast home. You can find Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun on the road, I-tunes, Emusic, Rhapsody, and Grooveshark.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com