Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz, Lizrd Women, Dos Camaros, Calendar Year, Permanent Wave

Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz

Lizrd Women

Dos Camaros

Calendar Year

Permanent Wave

Mon, June 12, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Niambi Ra & The Blackstarz
With an introduction on the coast of West Africa during a semester long study abroad trip, solo vocalist, Keziah Niambi, and bass player Chris Gaskell filled their time away from coursework by creating a band of 5 musicians, including ourselves and Ghanaian musicians. They were able to develop new music, cover music, and perform throughout Accra Ghana. Propelled by their dedication to spreading love through the groove Chris and Niambi decided to develop this music and movement in New York, calling ourselves Niambi&TheBlackstarz.

Niambi masterfully moves between the genres of soul, R&B, Jazz and Hip-Hop as she delivers a uniquely distinctive musical experience. Influenced by musical pioneers such as Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Earth Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest, we (Niambi&theBlackstarz) fuse elements of classic Hip-hop music and culture with the groove of funk music, the sweet and seductive essence of jazz, and a love of soul music. We intend to inspire individuals to speak their truth and tell their stories by evoking love, strength, and unity in the spirits of audiences around the world.
Lizrd Women - (Set time: 8:55 PM)
Lizrd Women
A year ago, LizRd Women was a musical comedy duo with a lot of the same appeal as a pug; its near-objective ugliness was endearing, cute, and difficult to understand. Buzzfeed ran articles titled, "Watch LizRd Women try to climb stairs," "This Little Boy and LizRd Women are the cutest friends," and "8 Harmless ways to spook LizRd Women."
Since then, the group has become a full-fledged four-piece "slacker emo" band based out of Champlain College. They play real songs, and almost all of them are about Satan. They made no money busking in Nashville.
Dos Camaros - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Dos Camaros
Brooklyn based rock duo Dos Camaros combine blues, garage, rock, metal and more to create a locked in back beat highlighted with deconstructed guitar, slide work and understated vocals. Stewart Simons on guitar and vocals. Mark Mazzye on drums.
Calendar Year - (Set time: 7:20 PM)
Calendar Year
After spending four years performing together in a different outfit, drummer Todd Stein and guitarist Rob Rubano directed their collective creative forces in a different musical direction, and thus Calendar Year was born. Drawing from a love of indie rock, punk and whatever wave of emo we're riding right now, Calendar Year's music revolves around feelings of rejection, apathy and trying to determine their place in the world. Currently, the duo is playing numerous shows around the NYC area and beyond, and entered the studio with Chris Sauter April 2016 to record their debut album. Recorded over the hectic span of 2 days and nights, Calendar Year's debut album "Jaded, Apathetic, With No Hope For The Future!" was released digitally via 718 Records on October 14, 2016. A performance spot on Bridgeside Production's online streaming series served as an early introduction to the band's material as well as the frantic, high-energy live shows they're becoming known for.
Permanent Wave - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Permanent Wave
Based out of Brooklyn, Permanent Wave is the three piece brainchild of Jessica Jurgens, Chicago Figueroa, and Tre D'Ambrocia. From three varying musical backgrounds, the group has collaborated to bring the worlds of Post-Punk, Surf, and a touch of Disco together, resulting in an ultimately dance-driven rock sound.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com