Black Angel Down, Acey Slade, Dead Rocking Horse

Black Angel Down

Acey Slade

Dead Rocking Horse

Black Cat Xing

Sat, November 24, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Black Angel Down - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Black Angel Down
Bringing a dark side to the amazing harmony and vocal
styles of Dru Hill and mixing in the Baltimore underground Alternative Rock Scene, Nokio emerges as an unstoppable force to front the heavy rock sound of Black Angel Down. Brought up from a life of clubs, arena's and down and out rock and roll style, The band consists of members from some of Baltimore’s most established bands that have defined the city's underground rock sound for decades; The Mayan Factor, Live Alien Broadcast, Imbue and Rosabella.

Nokio brings fellow Dru Hill vocalist Tao (pronounced Tay-Oh) into the mix to lay a multi-layered harmony and singing style brilliantly over the dark churning guitar attack and groove rhythm of the Black Angel Down band. Frank "The Punisher" Marchand, recorded and produced the first, self-titled Black Angel Down album, released this past summer.
Acey Slade - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Acey Slade
New York based musician ACEY SLADE (currently of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, ex-Murderdolls / Dope) has unleashed upon his solo/ band project - THE DARK PARTY. Cleverly bringing together and stretching boundaries between both Rock and Electronic genres, Slade and his new band have produced a collection of songs that are both sonically and emotionally exciting, enabling him to smash open the doors to another blistering musical chapter in his already colourful career.
Their debut self titled CD garnished a 4/5 K's in Kerrang Magazine (the worlds #1 selling weekly music publication) and the band has toured with everyone from Combichrist to Ace Frehley, both in the US and in Europe. Currently, the band is hard at work on a followup full length album and hope to have an early 2013 release.
Dead Rocking Horse - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Dead Rocking Horse
Dead Rocking Horse is a relatively new member of the New York City hard rock community.

Songwriting/rocking-the-F-out team Marron Chaplin and David Alva met in January 2011 at a mutual friend's concert. During the weeks prior to their meeting, they had each suffered both a personal heartbreak and the death of an immediate family member, hence they were down on life and drinking a LOT. The night
they met, David made a rude comment to Marron, she slapped him, and the world's greatest friendship was born!
The pair's musical relationship evolved gradually. Although both involved in other projects (David in notable NYC band Stoned Fire, and Marron as a solo singer-songwriter on the Lower East Side circuit), they decided to drag each other out of their depressive funk, have some fun and vent some energy by forming Violent Age, a tribute to the Misfits. It was totally frigging rad, and yes, you are sorry you missed it.
While successfully gigging all over New York as a punk quartet, David intuited that Marron was not finding musical fulfillment performing her solo acoustic material. He began helping her take her original songs to the next level by lending his formidable bass skills and precise technical ear. For months, the pair retired to Marron's couch in New Jersey almost every night, working tirelessly to transform a bare-bones handful of acoustic songs into something much bigger. Playing music together helped them begin to heal from their individual devastating losses, resulting in a partnership that has yielded a collection of truly human music.
But being absolute rock'n'roll fans til death, they had zero intention of playing as a sensitive acoustic duo. Screw that. David found talented young drummer Steve Baycura, and the trio clicked immediately. They rehearsed relentlessly, and in December of 2011, Dead Rocking Horse played their first official gig in New York City to a welcoming audience of friends, fellow musicians, and Marron's mom.
Since their debut, the band has worked without ceasing and has just finished independently recording their first EP with producer/engineer George Pesios. The DRH EP will be released at the end of November, when Dead Rocking Horse returns from a season's performance hiatus to play their biggest show yet at Mercury Lounge. You should be there.

"Don't tell me that you grew up and now you're a serial killer because when you were a little kid, you had a rocking horse and it died."
-Rev. Charles Paul Shustrick (Marron's dad), 1946-2010
Black Cat Xing - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Black Cat Xing
Performing a fun mix of top shelf drinking songs, Black Cat Xing is a hard pop-rock blues-based bar-band that serves up a helluva show! Although you might know these players from their previous endeavors, as a team, the sound they create and the show they put on is fresh, fun and getting rave reviews. This brash new band is putting its own twist on guitar oriented roots rock and absolutely tearing it up on the streets of New York. From twangy 50's hip shakers to fun flavored originals, these boys are built for speed and bad to the bone! Looking for a good time? See Black Cat Xing live!
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002