Black Onassis

Early Show

Black Onassis

Edelweiss

Fri, February 10, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Black Onassis - (Set time: 8:30 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.
Edelweiss - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Edelweiss
The Edelweiss story began with 16-year old Niko Porlier (guitar/vox) and his brother, 14-year old Coby (drums), collaborating on music at home together. Through friends, the Porlier brothers were introduced to Tommy Vitale (bass/vox) and shortly thereafter, Tony Young (guitar) completed the band's lineup. In just under one year together, Edelweiss has seen their local fan base blossom, developing into a major draw at club and theater venues in the area while at the same time playing to crowds sixteen thousand strong at large-scale regional music events.

The members of Edelweiss draw their influences primarily from a combination of bands like Foals, Bloc Party, Editors, and others while also drawing upon a sound that hearkens back to the original post-punk movement spearheaded by bands such as Joy Division. This has led to the creation of a distinct style of indie pop music destined to turn the music industry's spotlight on a young band from a small Pennsylvania town very soon.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com