Rosco Bandana

Late Show

Rosco Bandana

Ula Ruth

Sun, July 28, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Rosco Bandana - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Rosco Bandana
Rosco Bandana is a Gulfport based band whose act includes blues/americana style music blended with modern folk and a hint of gypsy fanfare. The band formed recently and has been shaking up the local music scene with their energetic live performances.
Ula Ruth - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Ula Ruth
Ula Ruth grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Raised Southern Baptist, she found her voice singing in church. She grew up with nothing, and dreamed of becoming something. She left her home at early age with the hopes of becoming a singer in New York City. One day she found fame, but they made her change her name. So now we are taking it back.
Brothers Nic and Luc began as a garage rock duo in late 2010 in their attic in the suburbs of Connecticut. With barely enough original material for a full set, they played their first gig at New York’s Sullivan Hall. In early 2011 with the addition of bassist, Kevin, the band began booking themselves into the nearest rock venues. The Lower Eastside of New York City became the bands home. The group was just barely out of high school.

Ula Ruth played non-stop for the next 6 months, taking advantage of every opportunity to perform and perfect their sound. The band soon recruited a childhood friend to join the band as a lead guitarist to help complete the outfit. With the addition of a fourth member, and a strong presence in the New York indie rock scene the band entered the studio with producer Chris Sanchez of the Fever to record their first EP. Chris and his studio, Gold Coast Recorders, would soon become the most integral part of Ula Ruth’s sound very early on in their career.

Inspired by the sounds of the 60s and 70s, the band recorded using an assortment of vintage equipment and recorded their debut EP “Extended Play” in May of 2012. In the summer following the release of their EP, Ula Ruth found themselves center-stage in New York’s indie rock scene, performing at venues including The Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory, and Spike Hill on a regular basis.

Following their summer stint in New York City, the band’s original lead guitarist left. Through a well-placed ad (featuring a cat with laser beams), the band found it’s newest member, Andrew. The band was never contacted by any other guitarist, due to the fact that Andrew had taken all of the ads down in an effort to guarantee his spot.

Since then, the band has covered a lot of ground. In December the band was fortunate enough to open for Chad Stokes (Dispatch/State Radio) as well as Edie Brickell and Paul Simon. Throughout the winter the band continued performing New York, appearing at The Mercury Lounge, the Brooklyn Bowl, and Rockwood Music Hall. In April they were selected to record at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios in Brooklyn, which has been the home to artists such as Mark Foster, Kimbra, and Delta Spirit.

This summer Ula Ruth will be performing at the Old Port Festival in Portland, Maine and Kahbang Music Festival in Bangor, Maine, as well as at many of New York’s premier rock venues. There is much on the horizon, including a performance in August with Chevy Metal (Alter-ego side project of the Foo Fighters) and the release of “Too Late Tonight”, a follow-up to their spring release of “Runaway”.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com