Hunter Valentine

Late Show

Hunter Valentine

Kill Devil Hills

Fri, April 12, 2013

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

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This event is 21 and over

Hunter Valentine - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Hunter Valentine
Like all great love stories, Hunter Valentine's began in a dark, crowded bar when girl met girl and an unbreakable bond was forged over cheap beer and rail whiskey. Armed with a fake ID and a king's ransom in talent, Kiyomi McCloskey was looking for a drummer and found her rhythmic soul mate in Laura Petracca. It was the first two sides of a Rubik's Cube. Eight years, two record labels, and three studio albums later, the band has solidified their line-up, put down roots in Brooklyn, and grown their fan base steadily across North America and the globe. Touring 200+ dates a year, Hunter Valentine executes their raucous brand of rock on stages in Canada, America, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK – with no plans to slow the pace.
This spring famed Canadian producer and Treble Charger front-man Greig Nori was added to the mix on the soon-to-be-released third effort, Collide and Conquer. Noted for his hit-making influences on bands Sum 41 and Hedley, Nori proved to be the guru Hunter Valentine needed to sharpen their skills and change up the game.Collide and Conquer is also the first album to feature new addition Veronica Sanchez on bass and Somer Bingham as guest keyboardist. The collaboration has added layers and pushed boundaries, while keeping with the unmistakable sound crafted on 2007's Impatient Romantic (True North Records) and 2010's Lessons from the Late Night (Tommy Boy).
Next stop for Hunter Valentine is reality TV series The Real L Word, premiering on Showtime July 12th. Documenting the lives and loves of a diverse cast of characters from LA to New York, the show will give fans a peek into the challenges, joys and – of course – the dramas of a being a Valentine.
Collide and Conquer is due out in August 2012
Kill Devil Hills - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills draws their name from a lesser known beach town on the Outer-Banks of North Carolina, just miles from where the Wright brothers got high for the first time. Their sound fits the
description; southern-fried, surfed out, warm, and hey...Not too far from where Link Wray lived. KDH has no problem borrowing from the past, but in a day when true-grit raw-power Rock & Roll is scarce, what are 4 ex-art-school rockers to do? Especially when they got their start in high school, forging upward out of a basement somewhere outside of the city-center of Winston-Salem North Carolina. This four-piece is currently reunited, executing operations out of NYC. Their sound could be described as loud, borrowing vibes from multiple genres, with nods to their respective heroes and heroines of southern rock & roll, and psychedelia.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002