TV Baby, Linfinity, Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!

TV Baby


Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!

Lazer Cake

Thu, January 3, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

TV Baby - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
TV Baby
TV Baby is the new project from Matthew McAuley and Brain McPeck. Matt and Brain, the founders of downtown electro-noise band A.R.E. Weapons, wanted to trade jobs: Matt would be the frontman, singing and playing sax; Brain would play guitar and synth. TV Baby is the spawn of the boys’ free-jazzy, no-wave leanings, their love for the roots of rock and roll, and their desire to keep spirit of NYC pioneers like Suicide and the Contortions alive. At points wild, loose, and improvised, their music includes covers of Elvis, Bo Diddley, and Little Richard, set to a backdrop of squealing, stuttering guitars, vintage synths, and metal machine backbeat.

TV Baby has explored alternate methods for presenting their music. They performed a rock opera in New York and Berlin with the artist Spencer Sweeney and choreographer Maria Hassabi. Their first record, published by Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran’s OHWOW imprint, was released as an artbook with contributions from 40 downtown artists. Their latest release is a limited-edition 7” vinyl record and T-shirt package, done in collaboration with Sweeney, and available from aNYthing.
Linfinity - (Set time: 9:30 PM)

"Sounding like Eddie Veddar and Tiny Tim Harmonizing in a meat cooler, Dylan Von Wagner's shivering warble grabs you straightaway."
-- Will Hermes, Rolling Stone

New York based LINFINITY have confirmed a fall 2012 release for their sophomore album, Lights in Cairo. Produced by Kevin McMahon (Real Estate, Titus Andronicus) and mixed by Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile) Lights in Cairo is the follow up to 2010's Martian's Bloom released on American Myth Recordings.

The five piece band have made their first single "Miles" available for streaming/sharing via SoundCloud

The praise that followed Martian's Bloom came from the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, the latter boasting "Von Wagner is a commanding presence, expressive and elegantly bombastic" and the Washington Post noting their unique songwriting "...can't be categorized as any one style; it's timeless."

Since the release of their debut album, the band toured the US and played CMJ, their set catching the attention of The Wall Street Journal to write the band's sound is similar to "the offspring of David Byrne and the Band: The New York quintet's songs are compact yet anthematic."

Recorded in upstate New York, Lights in Cairo is Linfinity's strongest and most ambitious work yet. Led by principal songwriter and lead singer Dylan Von Wagner, newcomers Mark Evan Roth (guitar), Justin Repasky (keys) and Joe Zdaa (drums) join veteran bassist Grant Zubrisky.

A release date, final track listing and additional details will be announced shortly.
Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!
“Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! makes music in the same vein as the Hold Steady: triumphant, heartfelt, sweaty. However, unlike our local rock saviors, Hurrah! infuses a serious alt-country vision into their music that makes it that much more exciting to listen to. Lead singer Wil Farr’s voice often sounds like it’s on the verge of falling apart because he gives it everything he’s got. That, coupled with the band’s tight and layered sound, creates an unrivaled energy that will have you shouting along to choruses you just heard for the first time.” -Vicent Geels for Unveiled Arts
Lazer Cake - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Lazer Cake
Drawing inspiration from modern indie-pop, classic rock, and 70’s dance music, Lazer Cake has emerged as one of the “must-see bands” in New York City over the last year. Lead vocalist/drummer Robby Sinclair propels the band and is joined by Grant Zubritsky (bass/synth/vocals), Alan Markley (keyboards/vocals), and Tom Deis (guitar/vocals). The live show sees the drum set at the front of the stage from which a steady swell of contagious energy is produced, making certain that everyone joins a party that is at all times funky, dynamic, and infectious. It’s been said that “Lazer Cake sounds like Rush playing disco, with Prince on vocals” – we can’t wait for you to hear it yourself.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002