Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Late Show

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

The Apple Bros., Brooklyn What

Mon, February 4, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
The title of LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES’ debut album comes from Bains mishearing an old hymn as a child. In the soft accents of his elders around Birmingham, Alabama, “There is a balm in Gilead” sounded a lot like “There is a bomb.” It fits, really. The Glory Fires learned to construct music in the churches of their childhoods, and learned to destroy it in the punk clubs of their youths.

As much Wilson Pickett as Fugazi, as much the Stooges as the Allman Brothers, Birmingham, Alabama’s Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires have brought radical rock’n'roll to bear on their own experience and their own place. On ‘THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD,’ they deconstruct the music of the Deep South, strip it down and reassemble it, to make a righteous ruckus that sits at the vanguard of the vernacular.
The Apple Bros.
The Apple Bros.
“I've heard the future of rock n roll and it's name is THE APPLE BROS.” David Huijzer, http://altcountrynl.blogspot.com/.

Check UK magazine FIREWORKS for cd sampler w/ new single "What You Put Me Through" -available now o iTunes. Featuring Joel Cannon on gtr, Ben Toro on bass. w/ special guest Pete Levin (Blind Boys of AL) on piano/organ. Recorded @ Stratosphere Studios NYC. Produced, eng. & mixed by Mike Wiliiams.

Recently receiving two honorable mention awards in BILLBOARD'S World Song competition THE APPLE BROS. have the songs and sounds to deliver.

Weened on everything from classic rock & Stax soul to outlaw country & The Ramones, THE APPLE BROS’ blend a Replacements’-like alternative sound with an Americana flavor and sentiment. Having recorded with some rock & blues greats like Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) & Sonny Landreth, they’ve learned to craft emotional yet powerful songs driven by passion, and often times, desperation.

Born originally as a NYC duo James & Lou (the brothers) keep expanding their sound as well as their members. Recent additions of Joel Cannon on guitar and Ben Toro on bass, both from fellow New York band The Everyothers, have added a depth & tastefulness to their gritty, guitar driven songs. Their tunes run the gamut from the fist in your face, riff-ridden, rock anthem of “Beautiful World” to the twanging, Birds-esque sounds of “Who Have I To Blame.”

They've supported such acts as The Zac Brown Band, Cat Power, The BottleRockets, Marah, Cheap Trick, Noel Redding, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Flying Nuetrinos, Junior Brown and Question Marc.

Get the recent singles “All That You’ve Done” & “Dirty Money” on iTunes, Amazon, B&N, Rhapsody, lastFM, Jango, Napster.

THE APPLE BROS. release EXTENDED PLAY features "The Light's Still On" (H.M. Award winner in BILLBOARD'S 2008 World Song Competition) & "Long Enough To Pretend" from the motion picture “CLIVE BARKER'S The Plague.” Previous releases also available from THE APPLE BROS. are ON AN EMPTY STOMACH and NASHVILLE available on iTunes.
Brooklyn What
Brooklyn What
The Brooklyn What are a NYC born and raised rock n’ roll band that formed in 2006, started by a group of friends that grew up playing music together. Inspired by the perfect three minute pop of Guided By Voices, underdog poetry of The Replacements and New York guitar grit of Sonic Youth, they have been bringing their visceral and irreverent live act to venues near and far, inspiring people to give up the cool and dance.

Their debut “The Brooklyn What For Borough President” was released in 2008, recorded with 6 hours in the studio, was powered by young lust, adolescent humor and songs played at breakneck speed, and released on their own Pozar Records label. The band took to clubs, bars and basements, honing their chops by treating the crowds to soul ballads, explosive punk and their own experimental brand of rock n’ roll.

In 2012, singer Jamie Frey, guitarists John Severin and Evan O’Donnell, bassist Doug Carey and drummer Jesse Katz entered Contintental Records Studio to record “Hot Wine”, fifteen songs of manic genre-shifting rock, featuring two compositions by the late, brilliant Billy Cohen, The BKW’s founding guitarist/singer/songwriter who was lost to cancer in 2010. The record will be available on vinyl, thanks to the efforts of a well-received Kickstarter campaign, CD and digital download, and is available on January 15, 2013 on Spotify, iTunes, eMusic and at http://thebrooklynwhat.bandcamp.com/
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com