Floating Action

Late Show

Floating Action

Bird Dog

Mon, October 1, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Floating Action - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Floating Action
"Floating Action is the sound of the space between worlds...it is still sunny out but you can also see the moon. " - Jim James, My Morning Jacket
Floating Action is Seth Kauffman, a red bearded Blue Ridge mountain-biking brother who has made five records on which he writes, records and plays all the instruments himself. The music of Floating Action reflects the relativity and natural laws gleaned from immersion in Kauffman’s abundant outdoor activities, as well as a high standard for originality and overall quality. Seth is a pro-level mountain biker and snowboarder who longboards, hikes and spends way too much time on trails in the mountains. Jim James became such a fan of Seth's previous record Desert Etiquette - an album he calls "a relatively unknown masterwork of our times" -- that he decided to release 2012's slow-burn ripper Fake Blood on his own imprint, Removador Recordings & Solutions, in conjunction with Harvest Recordings of Asheville.

The live incarnation of Floating Action is a rambunctious affair featuring some of Asheville's finest players: Evan Martin (drum kit), Josh Carpenter (guitar), & Mark Capon (bass). Members of this crew have spent much of the past decade on stage with acts such as Generationals, Shannon Whitworth, Rodriguez, Dr. Dog, Tyler Ramsey & many more.

Floating Action has previously toured with Band of Horses, Dr. Dog, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Delta Spirit as well as a select date last December supporting My Morning Jacket.

Here's a video from their opening stint with My Morning Jacket, live from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY:
Bird Dog - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Bird Dog
Here lies Bird Dog. A shifty, lilting mix of syncopated folk and popular rhythms with a backbeat in the American dance­band tradition. Tuneful tunes, harmonies, wistful lyrics, and instrumental part playing are touchstones for these fellows.

Bird Dog play frequent opening slots at New York’s finest clubs and halls to warm reception. Their music has been recorded on three separate occasions, but the show always features the new and the unrecorded.

Like booze they’re gone just as you’re warming up. Afterwards they’ll likely stand you to a drink.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com