Sonny & the Sunsets

Late Show

Sonny & the Sunsets

The Sandwitches

Fri, July 29, 2011

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Sonny & the Sunsets - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Sonny & the Sunsets
Sonny & the Sunsets' busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop's otherworldly despair, the kitchen sink savoir faire of The Raincoats, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman, with and without The Modern Lovers. Helmed by the acclaimed singer / songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour pianoman Sonny Smith, The Sunsets have featured a revolving door lineup that became permanent with Kelley Stoltz, Tahlia Harbour and Ryan Browne. Still more friends and neighbors including John Dwyer, Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin cosmically appeared to contribute to the debut LP, Tomorrow is Alright. The LP is limited to 500 copies. Tomorrow is Alright hits on all the right zones, from sly VU-like observations to the true bedlam explored by Holy Modal Rounders. All the while, Sonny's pen is soaked with an EC comics sense of storytelling, touching equally on the macabre, the absurd, the humorous, and above all, the entertaining.
The Sandwitches - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Sandwitches
SF trio of girls and guy, making shaky-sweet garage, surf, and country pop of a delightfully psychedelic vibe. "Their album How to Make Ambient Sadcake (released on local label Turnup Records) is a blend of thrift store vinyl sound and twangy lyrics which evoke a different time in San Francisco music history- at least a decade before these twenty-something's Facebook timeline began." --Bay Guardian
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com