Andrew Keoghan, Lips, DTROTBOT, Graph Rabbit

Andrew Keoghan



Graph Rabbit

Sun, November 25, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Andrew Keoghan - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Andrew Keoghan
Andrew Keoghan previews songs from his recently completed second album, which combines carefully arranged chamber pop, electronic and R & B elements, with songs sometimes delicate and sparse, other times layered and orchestral.

The Carribean-born, New Zealand raised multi-instrumentalist's songs reflect a fascination with unconventional love and its unlikely heroes. ‘Every Orchid Offering’ describes an aging rock star stepping out of retirement to relive the adulation of his adoring female fan base, while 'They Don't Want a Boyfriend' celebrates the outing of two teenage girls in love.

Keoghan's debut LP Arctic Tales Divide was released to critical acclaim in his homeland of New Zealand, receiving a nomination for the Taite Prize (inspired by the British Mercury Prize) and named The New Zealand Herald’s Top Local Album of 2011.

A classically trained singer and arranger, Keoghan worked closely with Lawrence Arabia on the string elements for his 2012 release, The Sparrow (Bella Union) and The Ruby Suns’ Christopher (Sub Pop). Last year Keoghan relocated to Brooklyn to produce his sophomore LP, due for release mid 2014
Lips - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for Casio sounds, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York and forming the soul blues act Fredericks Brown in 2007. In 2010 Brown decided to take the leap and make music in her own right.

Characterised by a giant pair of lips on legs, Lips is that solo persona. Having already won comparisons to the likes of Oh Land and Little Dragon, her's is a unique sound characterised by masterful songwriting and a sly sense of humor. Whether it's loneliness or love, anger of happiness, Brown has a knack for capturing the bittersweet nuances of life and putting them to song.

Having released an EP via Bandcamp in 2010, Brown has just released the track "Everything to me", which she describes as "an everyday account of needing to take a break from your everyday... and the deeper sentiment of supporting your loved ones through the hurdles that life throws at them".

As Lips, Brown's ability to both transfix and entertain make her a must see live act.
DTROTBOT - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Experimental, Glam, Powerpop band from New York City on BlackOutTrain Records.
Graph Rabbit - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Graph Rabbit
Graph Rabbit is the Brooklyn-based duo of artist/composer Austin
Donohue (guitar, vocals) and experimental pianist Shy Kedmi (analogue
synths). Graph Rabbit’s debut album Snowblind – released October 9th –
is produced by Allen Farmelo (The Cinematic Orchestra, Talk Normal,
Mike Jorgensen of Wilco) and mastered by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk,
Sigur Rós).
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002