The Ludlow Thieves

Early Show

The Ludlow Thieves


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
When Danny Musengo was the lone survivor of a car accident it gave him a fresh outlook on life. He decided to leave Iowa behind in favor of New York City, where he planned to dedicate himself to music—he’d grown up singing gospel songs in church and knew that music was where his heart was. Musengo met producer and guitarist Dan Teicher, and the two began crafting lush soundscapes. The six-piece the Ludlow Thieves (above, performing “All the Money”) was born in 2012, now including Laura Martin, Isamu Mcgregor, Amando Lo and Bruno Esrubilsky. They make big music touching on roots, rock, folk and gospel (or as they describe it, “the energy of roaring lions and lovemaking llamas channeled through a gospel singer from Iowa”). And despite the fact that they still remain unsigned, the Ludlow Thieves continue to rise, having headlined The Bowery Ballroom this summer and scoring an Adidas World Cup commercial with Kanye West. Catch them Dec. 5th, headlining Rough Trade in Brooklyn for the first time.
Auditorium - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
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 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