Theo Katzman

Late Show

Theo Katzman

John Splithoff

Fri, April 14, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$15.00

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Theo Katzman - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Theo Katzman
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman has enjoyed success as the singing drummer/guitarist for the funk rhythm section Vulfpeck, as a solo artist at the prestigious Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and as the musical director and opening act for Darren Criss (of Fox's GLEE). In addition to playing festivals like Bonaroo and Outside Lands with Vulfpeck, trading guitar solos with Blake Mills, and singing duets with Børns and Allen Stone, the year 2016 finds him finishing his second solo album, "Heartbreak Hits," due for release in early 2017. In his own words, Katzman says about his music, "I write songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover." He also wrote this bio. 
John Splithoff - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
John Splithoff
If it’s true that we are all products of our environment, then the multi-talented songwriter, singer and instrumentalist John Splithoff finds himself imbued with the vital and eclectic spirit of two of America’s most diverse musical cities. One listen to his smoky, soulful croon and the breezy way his songs half-step and skip smoothly along the stage, and his hometown Chicago roots are obvious. It was there that Splithoff cut his teeth as a songwriter and performer, and he carried that warm, compositional adventurousness with him to his next and current stop in New York City. The urban soul of the Big Apple taught him to treat the swarms of people buzzing around him as an audience ripe for his evolving pop sound. As Splithoff has grown and moved across various gritty concrete landscapes, so too has his music, which deftly incorporates myriad elements from his surroundings and packages them into one unmistakable pop-soul-dance-urban experience.

Splithoff’s style is far from the kitchen-sink mentality permeating much of today’s airwaves: one of his strongest skills may be his ability to draw from his deep bag of tricks—piano, guitar, melody, rhythm— with precision and harnessed emotion. Now, 2016 finds him writing, touring, and releasing new material, with his sights set on expanding well beyond the two cities of his origin. To paraphrase Splithoff’s own confident delivery and assurances in his high-climbing, finger-snapping statement of a single, “Sing to You”: You don’t have to worry about a single thing, just let him sing to you…
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com