Los Elk, The Rooks, Henry Hall

Late Show

Los Elk

The Rooks

Henry Hall

Fri, February 17, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Los Elk - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Los Elk
Since their 2011 start as Skidmore College’s hottest band since Ratatat, Los Elk has quickly evolved from an up and coming college band into a full blown musical force. Relocating to Boston after graduation, the band quickly made waves as the city’s newest must-see act. Mixing Indie-Rock with flares of Funk and RnB, Los Elk’s razor sharp sound and high energy performance drew attention, and it wasn’t long before they were sharing packed bills with Rubblebucket, Magic City Hippies, Lawrence, Gibbz, Rustic Overtones, Ripe and many more. The band’s fresh approach to songwriting, which brings musical edge to creative pop numbers, has even landed them in Spotify’s U.S Viral 50 chart. From sold out clubs and festival appearances, to backyard acoustic gigs in the heart of Boston, Los Elk is a dynamic four piece that can currently be found tearing up the east coast with their motley crew of die hard fans and friends.
The Rooks - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Rooks
If you ask The Rooks about the origin of their sound, chances are they'll concoct a tale of Frank Ocean, J Dilla, and the Talking Heads getting drunk at a dive bar in the year 2023, while Justin Vernon waits in the car to drive everyone home. Push them to be a little more specific (and a little less confusing), and they'll tell you that The Rooks are equal parts kick-back, head-knock, and get-down; the music you rock to at the party, and the perfect soundtrack for the ride home.

A transplant from the Wesleyan University music scene, The Rooks have spent the last four years  making noise across New York City and the greater Northeast, gaining substantial recognition for their debut EP, Something You Can Take (May 2013), follow-up single "Twister" (Jan 2014) and most recent releases "Secrets" and "Intermission (Wires)" (both premiered on Okayplayer).

Hard-hitting performances at Irving Plaza, Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn Bowl, as well as highly successful residencies at Arlene's Grocery and Pianos NYC (second highest grossing residency in venue history) have earned them further acclaim, including Deli Magazine's Artist of the Month award (Feb 2014) and recent win of the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards in the R&B/Soul category, finally providing their parents with a tangible means of bragging about their children.
The Rooks happily released their second EP, Wires, on Afropunk in June 2015, and are currently booking shows in 2016. They would love for you to join the party, because they're having an incredible time! 
Henry Hall - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Henry Hall
Henry Hall’s music is anxiety-driven, witty, self-deprecating indie rock performed with his signature falsetto vocal style that’s versatile enough to draw comparisons to Thom Yorke, The Weeknd, and Young Thug all at once. Many artists claim to be genre-defying, but Hall is one of the few that truly defies any genre thrown at him. His lyrics are idiosyncratic, dark, and hilarious, and his melodies are soulful, virtuosic, punk, catchy, simple and sophisticated. You won’t hear indie rock like this anywhere else.
His new EP entitled “My Friends Don’t Like Me,” promises to build on Hall’s distinct brand of disturbingly funny and catchy indie rock with songs like “Dream Lover,” where Hall sings “take a look at my ass, does it seem like I’m anything but happy? Cuz I’m not... Oh, and did I fucking mention that I’m in love with my girlfriend’s sister?” Catch Henry Hall on a Northeast college tour in November 2016, and at My Friends Don’t Like Me EP release shows in the NYC area throughout the Fall of 2016.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com