SKATERS

Late Show

SKATERS

TV Baby, Reputante

Thu, April 11, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

SKATERS - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
SKATERS
New York City quartet SKATERS' music, ethos, and attitude are remarkably entrenched in the late nights, eclectic characters, and punk roots of their hometown. That's why it's almost criminal that the group's birth can be traced to a crazy 24 hours in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, when singer and songwriter Michael Ian Cummings met English guitarist Josh Hubbard at a party at a "really fancy-ass house," as Cummings recalls.

A few months later, the still band-less Cummings got a call from Hubbard announcing that he'd be arriving in NYC the following day from the U.K. Hubbard landed 24 hours later and crashed drummer Noah Rubin's birthday party. As Rubin and Hubbard got reacquainted, Rubin suggested Josh come to jam — and Hubbard flipped. "I'd just fucking flown 3,000 miles, I didn't want to fucking jam," he explains. He wanted a band. The Englishman threw down the gauntlet: He was in town for a month and a half and wanted the group to play a gig. So they hooked up with local bassist Dan Burke, booked three shows, learned the songs Cummings and Rubin had been tinkering with (and a handful of Pixies covers), and SKATERS arrived with a band.
TV Baby - (Set time: 9:55 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.
Reputante - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Reputante
Reputante is a band from NYC with James Levy, Jimmy Giannopoulos, Raviv Ullman and Emiliano Ortiz. Tim Wheeler (Ash) produced their debut EP, which will be released by Julian Casablancas' label, Cult Records.

"Reputante managed with Lock Me Up to sustain a beautiful packaged emotional song that sound like a lost gem of an already classic name! Beautiful and unexpectedly pleasant by its all means!!!" -- Sound Injections

"We're really starting to believe that post-punk inspired music is about to take over from all this hazy dreampop as the indie/alternative sound of choice very soon. The groundswell is palpable. New York band Reputante could well be key players. They've just signed to Cult Records and are offering you an excellent introductory track called 'Lock Me Up'" -- Sound of Confusion
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com