La Big Vic, Alex Bleeker and The Freaks, Family Portrait

La Big Vic

Alex Bleeker and The Freaks

Family Portrait

Landlady

Sat, February 4, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

La Big Vic - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
La Big Vic
Actually from Brooklyn’s La Big Vic. LBV’s lead guitarist, Toshio Masuda, performed in a major label J-Pop boy band in his youth in Japan. He produced hip hop songs, commercials, and soundtracks before coming to America to become an inspirational R&B musician. Peter Pearson, the group’s synthesist, is an apprentice to Pink Floyd’s live sound producer Jeff Blenkinsopp at Expert Audio Repairs & Servicing (EARS) Inc. One of Jeff’s last interns was Gavin Russom. La Big Vic’s lead singer and violinist is Emilie Friedland, founder of Visitation Rites. She inspired us to start chatting with people about music. La Big Vic is a kosmische, trip-hop, genre buster. Actually is hook rich, atmospheric, and full of lurking positivity.
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks
"Alex Bleeker and the Freaks is a loving collection of classic rock and roll tunes. Over Budweiser’s in the Maxwell’s dining room before the show Bleeker mentioned he wants his band to sound like Neil Young and Crazy Horse. You can definitely feel that desire coming though on the record and in live settings. The music has a rough edge to it, a kind of electric haze that makes pretty sounds feel more desperate." - Microphone Memory Emotion
Family Portrait - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Family Portrait
Family Portrait conjure images of tie-dyed mountain community thanks to the bonfire-ready hooks that they've placed into their lo-fi, pop-punk with the affinity for effects found on shoegaze records.
Landlady - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Landlady
Landlady is an adventure pop group based in Brooklyn, the songs of Adam Schatz (keyboard and horn provider for the likes of Little Joy, Hospitality, Sleigh Bells, Those Darlins) realized by a 6 piece power band, featuring a two headed drum monster and a crew of instrumental powerhouses bringing a uniquely personal sound, led by Schatz's vocals and Farfisa. The music takes the rock and roll instrumentation and orchestrates it dynamically, creating a sound that big, unexpected, and quite quite fun.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com