Johanna & The Dusty Floor

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Johanna & The Dusty Floor

Deb Oh & the Cavaliers

Tue, December 11, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Johanna & The Dusty Floor - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Johanna & The Dusty Floor
Aussie-born, Brooklyn-based Johanna Cranitch goes by the moniker Johanna and the Dusty Floor for her enigmatic musical persona, a chameleon-like work in progress that taps into the standard-bearers of progressive fantasmic alt-pop female expression -- most notably Kate Bush with a smidgen of Bjork and Imogen Heap -- and the newer crop of symphonic synth-esses like Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan. Johanna describes herself as something of a nomad and having lived in London and Los Angeles after her Down Under upbringing she seems completely comfortable in changing her creative musical spots as well.
Deb Oh & the Cavaliers - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Deb Oh & the Cavaliers
Intricately epic, viscerally cerebral: Deb Oh & the Cavaliers are a powerful study in contrasts. With orchestral, piano-driven arrangements that have grown fiercer over time, this seven-piece, NYC-based band boasts a singular sound led by Deb Oh's equally singular voice - a subtle mix of soul and sheer drive.

Deb Oh originally hails from Alaska, where she grew up learning classical piano and singing in choirs at a very early age, before moving to the east coast in her later childhood. Having split her life between Alaska and NYC, there is a complexity in perspective that shines through in her songwriting.

With the collaboration of the Cavaliers, these songs become richly textured works, likening Deb Oh & the Cavaliers' sound to Feist and Florence and the Machine. Musical arrangements aside, Deb also stands out for the caliber of her lyrics, which stray from conventional writings and often incorporate literary and political themes - demonstrated in their single, "Primacy".

Winner of Silver Sound's 4th Annual Band Battle, featured on Indie Shuffle, and Deli Magazine's 'Best NYC Indie Pop of 2012', Deb Oh & the Cavaliers have been playing extensively to support their debut EP, "Hieroglyphs."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com