Dead Stars, Fan-Tan, Osekre and the Lucky Bastards

Dead Stars

Fan-Tan

Osekre and the Lucky Bastards

Mon, January 28, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Dead Stars
Dead Stars
Brooklyn band Dead Stars has developed their own brand of fuzzy, hook-laden indie rock, marked by crunchy guitars, catchy riffs and melodic sensibilities. Having been compared to many '90s alt rock favorites, the band’s sound is full of nostalgia for the golden age of college radio, while still remaining fresh and modern.

Formed in 2009 by singer/guitarist Jeff Moore, drummer Jaye Moore and bassist John Watterberg, the band spent their first few years self-releasing a string of EPs before signing to local label Uninhabitable Mansions for 2013's High Gain EP. The following year, they joined forces with Brooklyn's Old Flame Records to release their debut LP, Slumber, which has received praise from New York Magazine, KEXP, Noisey, BrooklynVegan, and many more.

Having shared stages with bands like Bear Hands, F*cked Up, and White Fence, Dead Stars has built up a loyal following in the Brooklyn music scene. They have also played alongside Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Speedy Ortiz & more at the Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival in July 2014
Fan-Tan
Fan-Tan
"Brooklyn post-punk trio Fan-tan began in 2007 when Ryan Lee and Sandee K moved from Chapel Hill, NC to Brooklyn, NY. After four years of touring and recording, they met drummer Mike Sherburn while on the road to SXSW in 2011.

Fan-tan’s debut LP, A Strange Game, is slated for release in March of 2013 on Goodnight Records.

The first single, “1989”, was released in summer 2011 and is available for free download at http://fan-tan.bandcamp.com.

In August of 2012 a second single from the LP, "Window", was premiered by The Deli Magazine.

Melding melodic guitar noise with icy rhythmic arrangements haloed by sharp, lilting vocals, their sound recalls a more rigid My Bloody Valentine or a less rigid Gang of Four. A more dramatic Jesus and Mary Chain. A kinder Suicide."
Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
Osekre and the Lucky Bastards
"This Afro-indie band can't be pinned to any one genre but instead transcends all, with lyrical and reflective beats. The band "turns local sounds global and brings global sounds local" with its clear African influence, but its sound goes beyond this, creating a universal funk that anyone would want to jam to.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com