Anacortes, Slim Wray, The Winchester Local, NCM

Anacortes

Slim Wray

The Winchester Local

NCM

Mon, December 23, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Anacortes - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Anacortes
anacortes was born out of a chance meeting between frontman/songwriter Shane Chapman, and drummer Ricky Watts at a street fair in Brooklyn. Shane needed a drummer to sub in for a Dolly Parton cover band set, and Ricky stepped up to the stage, given only the most basic direction. The chemistry was instantaneous, and the music that followed was seamless. Songs inspired by the quiet streets of NYC in a snow storm, and traveling back and forth to Shane's hometown as his dad battled pancreatic cancer. anacortes is a journey that explores the gray lines of disaster and disease, and the peace that follows from no one having expectations of you.
Slim Wray - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Slim Wray
Slim Wray is a party of two that isn’t afraid to get dirty. A brotherhood based on an extensive history together in the New York City music scene, Chris Moran (drums/backing vocals) and Ryan Houser, aka “Howzr” (vocals/ guitar) have not only developed a tight musical chemistry, but have fine-tuned the art of bombastic, irreverent rock 'n roll. Running on thunderous drums and gritty, fuzz-fueled guitar riffs, Brooklyn’s Slim Wray welcomes their single “Bear” off their forthcoming album Sack Lunch.

The blues-based, primal rock duo, who finds inspiration in The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Nirvana, and The Kinks, offers up a garage rock delight with “Bear.” The single attacks with a rousing introduction and swiftly transforms into a plain good time, featuring slamming guitar chords, growling vocals, and infectious “woo hoo’s!” Raucous and gritty to the core, “Bear” provides a tantalizing taste of what’s packed in the rest of Sack Lunch.

The story of Slim Wray has been one of dedication. Howzr grew up in Indiana, while Chris was raised in the hills of Brewster, NY. Both have been musicians, pranksters, and adrenaline junkies from an early age. They separately made their way to the New York City and found each while playing in the punk and indie rock scene. Their first project together, Ten Pound Strike, produced a few EPs with legendary producer/engineer, Joe Blaney (Ramones, The Clash, The Beastie Boys, Keith Richards, Modest Mouse, etc) while blasting away at now-defunct CBGB and other rock clubs around the North East. After other members of Ten Pound Strike burned out on endless nights, the band disbanded. The two took a year hiatus as Chris explored Asia and Howzr honed his sound on old Surf and Blues albums.

The two reunited in 2011 to form a two-man project, Thick as Theives, with the goal of focusing their raw, stripped-down sound with the ghosts of the past and the attitude for today. In 2013, they renamed themselves Slim Wray and finished recording their debut album, Sack Lunch. The album was recorded live at Vault Recording Studios by producer and former bassist of The Push Stars, Dan McLoughlin.
The Winchester Local - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Winchester Local
The Winchester Local is the solo project of Brooklyn musician Tyler Phillips. TWL was started in late 2011 as an effort to document a backlog of compositions penned by the songwriter dating back to 2002. Although TWL is a solo effort, from time to time it morphs into a musical collective, featuring the talents of other emerging Brooklyn vocalists and instrumentalists.
NCM - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
NCM
NCM is an eccentric and eclectic concoction of raw old-school punk, driving rhythms, and folk elements created by the music alchemist Pete Crotty.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com