Blood Red Shoes

Early Show

Blood Red Shoes

DZ Deathrays

Tue, September 18, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Blood Red Shoes - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Blood Red Shoes
Consisting of Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter, Blood Red Shoes formed in late 2004 after their previous bands (Cat On Form and Lady Muck respectively) had broken up and they decided to "have a jam".

In an interview in Berlin, Laura-Mary explained that the band's name was taken from a Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire musical, in which Ginger Rogers had turned a pair of white dancing shoes red with blood due to the amount of dancing she had done practising for the role.

The band cite a large swathe of US-based underground punk and rock music as their primary influence, drawing inspiration from Babes in Toyland, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Q and not U, Pixies, Fugazi and Sonic Youth, although they also regularly highlight English artists Blur and PJ Harvey as music heroes. The band frequently distance themselves from current English guitar music and consider themselves to be a punk band, in ethos and attitude, if not in their immediate musical style. Blood Red Shoes deal with themes of frustration, anger, alienation, boredom, doubt, psychosis, confusion, escape and ultimately the hope of freedom or change, in their lyrics.

The band openly support anti-fascist campaigns such as Love Music Hate Racism, contributing on the second CD of the 2007 LMHR compilation album with the track "Can't Find the Door", and have also played the feminist festival Ladyfest in the past.
DZ Deathrays - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
DZ Deathrays
Two piece thrash-pop band from Brisbane, Australia. Started playing house parties, will most likely end at one. Formerly DZ.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com