Alex Bleeker & The Freaks

Dog Gone Blog Presents:

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks

Prince Rupert Drops

Sat, December 29, 2012

Doors: 11:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - (Set time: 12:30 AM)
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks
Known primarily for holding down the low end for Real Estate, Alex Beeker is also the creator of a longing, haunting brand of folk with alt rock inflections. A deft plucker on the six-strings himself, Bleeker marshals a backing band that has included Julian Lynch and other members of Real Estate, an infinitely capable rhythm section that brings a healthy dose of psychedelic twang. An eponymous LP in 2009 released by Underwater Peoples earned him some much-deserved solo respect, and he has since joined the Domino Recording family, leaving the rock community thirsty for a follow-up.
Prince Rupert Drops - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Prince Rupert Drops
At the inspired urging of original bassist Brad Truax (Home, Dan Melchior's Broke Revue, Interpol, to name a few) the somewhat secretive Prince Rupert's Drops formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2005, comprised of acclaimed comics-artist Leslie Stein (guitar, vox), fellow former Broke Revue-er Bruno Meyrick-Jones (guitar, vox), and former Osprey Steve McGuirl (drums, percussion). The band soon drew comparisons to the likes of The Groundhogs & Captain Beefheart - a sound that quickly developed and broadened to accommodate the emerging songwriting styles of each member. Following Brad's departure in 2008, the band were joined by longtime friend and multi-talented bassist Chad Laird (Land of Tomorrow, Jantar), thus adding another powerful cylinder to the songwriting engine.

Their increasingly versatile and engaging approach has won them occupying support slots for acts broad in scope as psychedelic noiseniks Black Dice to country rockers Oakley Hall (to whom Steve has lent his talents on occasion). In 2012 PRD has been joined on stage and in the studio by another longtime-friend and former guest-musician, synthesizer-sorceress Kirsten Nordine (Jantar), turning the musical feast into a rich sonic banquet set to wow the ears of one and all.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com