The Blank Tapes

Late Show

The Blank Tapes

The Mystery Lights

Wed, February 12, 2014

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Blank Tapes - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Blank Tapes
The Blank Tapes is now and always has been Matt Adams, a soft-spoken kid from a Southern California suburb who learned to play practically every instrument a good garage band needs, and then started making beautifully idiosyncratic records on his trusty home eight-track because … well, why wait? When he first heard the Beatles and the Kinks, he knew he needed to make his own songs, too, and so in 2003 he did, with the kind of inspiration and confidence and personality you'd think have faded out in 1967.

His songs are alive with style and sentiment of immortals like Ray Davies and Robyn Hitchcock ("Earring") or Kris Kristofferson and Terry Allen ("Working," "Vacation") or even Lou Reed ("Pearl," written about girlfriend and Blank Tapes drummer Pearl Charles the night he met her) and Buddy Holly (the adorable bridge of "Coast to Coast") or even Os Mutantes on "Brazilia," a bossa-delic song inspired by Adams' informal park jam sessions on his Brazilian tour. With studio help from drummer Will Halsey and a series of bassists, Vacation is an everything-old-is-new-again album—a record chasing down timelessness in its own time.
The Mystery Lights - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Mystery Lights
The Mystery Lights are a five-piece American garage rock band from California, currently residing in New York City.

Heavily inspired by raw, hard-hitting 1960’s garage rock and late 70’s punk, their sound is blues based with extreme psychedelic elements, and has been described as “high-energy fueled garage rock action”.

They have recently shared the stage with artists such as Night Beats, Shannon & The Clams, Devendra Banhart, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Heaters, and more.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com