The Dearloves, Black Onassis, DeVries, BNLX

The Dearloves

Black Onassis

DeVries

BNLX

Mon, October 31, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Dearloves - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Dearloves
With echoes of rock n roll’s forefathers and bastard children alike resonating through their amplifiers, The Dearloves bring to you a sound both classic and beautifully original. A combined century of musical absorption among them distills down to both male and female vocals pouring over solid, driving drums and searing guitars with a living energy. They come at you straight and look you in the eye. Intelligently constructed and performed with unforgiving conviction & clarity, their songs are nearly impossible to lock into a specific genre, opting rather to wander through many different rooms with many different sounds. Imagine the child of The Beatles & Nirvana, born in the bathroom of CBGB’s and raised in a commune inhabited by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, and The Verve. The Dearloves wants to take you somewhere and show you something.
Black Onassis - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Black Onassis
Formed by Chris Karloff (lead guitarist and co-songwriter on the first two Kasabian albums), Black Onassis have been crafting a dark, brooding, and mysterious album of psychedelic electronic rock’n’roll. Fuzzed-up chainsaw guitars, blissed-out hypnotic drones, sirens blaring, full-on throbbing beats. They have made an inspiring record that reflects the intensity, the highs and lows of life in New York.
DeVries - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
DeVries
deVries are a New York dreamgaze band fronted by Travis DeVries of Seattle’s The Turn-ons. Jangles, textures and drones float above haunting vocals in deVries’ Stone Roses and Ride-inflected pop. Legendary producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Suf-jan Stevens) declared their LP Death to God “fucking genius” and “amazing.”

Travis formed deVries in the wake of the success of The Turn-ons, whom Spin listed as one of its “100 Greatest Bands You (Probably) Never Heard.” The Turn-ons played sold-out shows with The Strokes and Interpol and were touted by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck as his “favorite new
Seattle band” [Q]. Relocating to New York, Travis joined forces with guitarists Sean Gibbons and Martin Glazier, bassist Johnny Lancia and drummer Jeremy Sampson. In 2009 deVries released Death to God on Noise
on Noise to widespread critical acclaim. The Deli called it “a fine shoegaze-pop record that kept us involved from the first to the last fuzzy guitar chord,” and Incendiary proclaimed it “possibly the greatest Manchester album never to have been made in Manchester.”

Energized by the keen response to Death to God, the band are eager to record more new material in the near future. They look forward to playing more shows in New York and to promoting new upcoming releases.
BNLX - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
BNLX
Brand new local band BNLX has been creating quite a stir on the local blogs lately, mostly because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the group's debut. "BNLX is a new group featuring members of BNLX," the press release reads, and that's only the beginning of a laundry list of cryptic messages that were included along with the brown cardboard CD case containing BNLX's debut EP.

Upon further investigation, a few details can be deduced: The band is on the Susstones label, which is also the home of Ed Ackerson and his wife Ashley Ackerson's bands (Polara and the Mood Swings, respectively), and two of the musicians on the disc are labeled as "e.a." and "a.a." And after revisiting the EP, we can definitely hear strains of both Ed's and Ashley's previous work, although this project is taking them in a more modern, electronic direction.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com