Sproton Layer (Roger Miller from Mission of Burma)

Late Show

Sproton Layer (Roger Miller from Mission of Burma)

Prince Rupert Drops, LODRO

Fri, July 26, 2013

Doors: 10:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Sproton Layer (Roger Miller from Mission of Burma)
Sproton Layer (Roger Miller from Mission of Burma)
Sproton Layer is Millers' band from 1969-1971. Psychedelic, not neo-psychedelic. Guitar, bass, drums and trumpet. Michael Azerrad described their recordings in his book OUR BAND COULD BE YOUR LIFE:
“…a valuable document of an amazing band that sounded like Syd Barrett fronting Cream.”
All songs performed were written in 1969/1970. Their recently reissued 1970 album, WITH MAGNETIC FIELDS DISRUPTED was meet with critical acclaim.
Prince Rupert Drops
Prince Rupert Drops
At the inspired urging of original bassist Brad Truax (Home, Dan Melchior's Broke Revue, Interpol, to name a few) the somewhat secretive Prince Rupert's Drops formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2005, comprised of acclaimed comics-artist Leslie Stein (guitar, vox), fellow former Broke Revue-er Bruno Meyrick-Jones (guitar, vox), and former Osprey Steve McGuirl (drums, percussion). The band soon drew comparisons to the likes of The Groundhogs & Captain Beefheart - a sound that quickly developed and broadened to accommodate the emerging songwriting styles of each member. Following Brad's departure in 2008, the band were joined by longtime friend and multi-talented bassist Chad Laird (Land of Tomorrow, Jantar), thus adding another powerful cylinder to the songwriting engine.

Their increasingly versatile and engaging approach has won them occupying support slots for acts broad in scope as psychedelic noiseniks Black Dice to country rockers Oakley Hall (to whom Steve has lent his talents on occasion). In 2012 PRD has been joined on stage and in the studio by another longtime-friend and former guest-musician, synthesizer-sorceress Kirsten Nordine (Jantar), turning the musical feast into a rich sonic banquet set to wow the ears of one and all.
LODRO
LODRO
Born in a cavernous Brooklyn warehouse in the winter of 2013, LODRO is branded with an ominous desolation. Fueled by the intricate and shadowy perspectives of Jeremy Cox, (formerly of Royal Baths), Lesley Hann (formerly of Friends), and Tyler Thacker (formerly of Greatest Hits), the trio has made their presence known through a blitzkrieg of brilliantly unsettling live shows and a small glimpse down what promises to be a deep rabbit hole of analog home recordings. The neo noir punk outfit released their first 7" in October 2013, and are currently working on material for a full length.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com