Bronze Radio Return

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Bronze Radio Return

The Drowning Men

Sat, October 27, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Bronze Radio Return - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Bronze Radio Return
Formed in 2008, Bronze Radio Return's line-up took a few years to solidify, though most of the band's members were orbiting each other for years at the Hartt School, one of the country's best schools of music, located in Hartford, Connecticut. For debut Old Time Speaker, the band relocated to Nashville for a two-week period, to, as lead vocalist Chris Henderson puts it, "A place we'd never been with a producer we'd never met, and played a bunch of songs we'd never played before." For such an inauspicious set of circumstances, the band managed a solid and well-received debut, and forged a lasting bond with producer Chad Copelin. Old Time Speaker established the band's relentless touring schedule, including an invitation to represent the Connecticut music scene by performing for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport, CT in 2010. Fan favorites "Digital Love" and "Lo-Fi" have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ's Top 200 Album Chart.

SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!, the band's 2011 sophomore album, is comprised of lush harmonies steeped in soulful vocals, and guitars that alternate between the blues age and the most interesting innovations of the modern. The release debuted at #4 on the Billboard Northeast Regional Heatseekers Chart and is a forward-thinking retrospective of the sounds we all love, curated and created by Henderson, Rob Griffith (drums/vocals), Bob Tanen (bass/vocals), Matt Warner (keys, vocals), Craig Struble (harmonica/guitar), and Patrick Fetkowitz (guitar).
The Drowning Men - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
The Drowning Men
We're The Drowning Men from Oceanside, CA.

"A band without passion is a band without a soul. When you hear a band that truly possesses and plays with raw passion and soul, you don't just ingest the sounds into your ears, you feel it pulse through your veins, it burrows into your brain and vibrates your heart strings—you don't just hear it, you feel it. When you hear The Drowning men, be it live, a disc, 7 inch, mix tape, whatever the f—k you hear it on—you feel the passion.

If you are unfamiliar with this band, you should demand to know more. To start, this band blends old-style revival rock (ala late 70s Bruce Springsteen And The E St. Band) with a modern indie-rock "big sound", while adding touches of Irish folk, and even a dash of vintage Eastern European theatrics.

To catch them live is a divine and mesmerizing experience, as the aforementioned passion for your musical experience comes into play. Sweat, swagger, and a true attention to detail make The Drowning Men a life changing live act. On disc, tightness, bravado, and an air of the dramatic come through your speakers and shoot straight to your heart.
The Drowning Men probably won't like this "band bio"—they just want their music to do the talking. But as a witness and follower to the rock and roll revival that is The Drowning Men, it is my duty to swear upon the bible with my right hand and attest to the fact that this is one of the best bands you're likely to ever hear, amen!"

—Chris Cote (a devoted fan)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002