The Ludlow Thieves

Early Show

The Ludlow Thieves

Auditorium

Sat, April 13, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Ludlow Thieves - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Ludlow Thieves
After being left the sole survivor in a car accident that claimed seven lives, The Ludlow Thieves’ front man, Danny Musengo, had a shift in perspective. He was finished working the midnight shift at a gas station on a highway in Iowa; he was moving to NYC and dedicating himself to music. Having grown up singing gospel songs in his church, music was where he found peace and purpose, especially after the accident.

The Ludlow Thieves are the realization of the sound, sensation, and dedication he had been pursuing since the accident.

He met Dan Teicher (DT), a guitarist and producer who presented him with music that allowed his voice to reach places it had never gone before. The sonic landscape the two reached in early recordings sent them on a journey to find the musicians to represent that music on stage.

That hunt took a year, but the people they found did more than play that music on stage—they sculpted it into something deeper, grander, and more unique. Walker Adams (drums), Molly Fletcher (violin), Laura Martin (vocals), and Isamu McGregor (keys) have since pushed the boundaries of what the band could be by bringing their musicianship and attitude to the band. The Ludlow Thieves began in earnest when these musicians joined the fold.
With a sound as enormous as it is exuberant, The Ludlow Thieves’ passion and intensity will always trace back to a highway in Iowa where gratitude and purpose ignited a band. Their music has been featured on film and television and was used during The World Series last October.
Auditorium - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Auditorium
Auditorium's critically acclaimed debut album, 2011's Be Brave,
clocked in at a lean 31 minutes and change, yet managed to pack more
jaw-dropping melodies, achingly beautiful harmonies, and intricately
woven arrangements into its 14 tracks than most artists' entire
catalogues. Buoyed by the response, a 4-song EP (Nights Worth Living)
was released in 2012 to similar acclaim; Radio Free Silver Lake
declared that it "contains four songs that could each individually be
seen as the best song of the year."

All of Auditorium's recordings are the sole creation of Los
Angeles-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Spencer Berger.
When Berger was nine years old, he bumped into Pavarotti. Not on the
street. On stage...at The Metropolitan Opera, where Berger performed
from the ages of nine to twelve. "He was enormous," Berger remembers.
"Like walking into a pillow the size of a mountain." While growing up
in Queens, NY, a friend of the family had heard Berger singing, and
urged his parents to have him audition for The Met. They balked. "They
weren't stage parents," Berger explains. "And they knew I had no idea
what an opera even was. But I guess this family friend pestered them
enough, so finally they asked me whether I wanted to audition. And I
didn't know any better, so I said yes."

After graduating with a music degree from Vassar College, Berger made
his way out to Los Angeles, where he recorded Be Brave in relative
secrecy over a three year period. Meanwhile, Berger found success as a
screenwriter and actor when a film he wrote and starred in, Skills Like
This, won the prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival Audience
Award. It was released in art-house theaters across the country,
including The Angelika right here in NYC.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com