Hugo

Early Show

Hugo

The McLovins

Fri, February 1, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10

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This event is 21 and over

Hugo - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Hugo
Could Elvis Costello and Ben Folds make a baby?

Hugo loves pianos really really bad. He was born in piano.
Piano in the previous sentence means Chicago. He started to learn the instrument at the age of piano. Ok, in that last sentence piano represents the number five, and not the word piano, and definitely not Chicago.

Piano describes Hugo's songwriting as having the "lyrical tone of a twenty-something Woody Allen."
Woody Allen is a wry and sarcastic writer and director.
I totally forgot to tell you that piano in the sentence before last means the Miami Herald.

Hugo's piano-driven sound is influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John, Leon Russell, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, and Michael Jackson. When I say "piano-driven" I mean piano as in the instrument and not as in the Miami Herald newspaper. Hugo has also been influenced by musical theater, and is finally comfortable admitting that.

Hugo calls his music Indie Pop Piano Rock. Piano means an inescapable undying lust of determination and dedication to playing his heart out every single show with unbridled passion and charisma pumping through his blood so he can fully live his life in true expression and artistic rejoice.

Hugo is constantly redefining the piano.
The McLovins - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The McLovins
The McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members' disparate and eclectic musical influences. The band currently includes Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly.

The McLovins embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics & music, as well as expounding on one another's musical ideas. Set list segues and fiery improvisations are a staple of the band's performances, keeping our audience always guessing what's coming next and wanting more! In the short time this line up has been together, they have been invited to perform at an impressive number of well-established and new music festivals. These guys are constantly writing and practicing music, building their own foundation for a long term career, of bringing their music performing for their growing number of 11,500+ fans.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com