Elliot & The Ghost, The Rassle

Early Show

Elliot & The Ghost

The Rassle

Fri, March 4, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Elliot & The Ghost - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Elliot & The Ghost
Brooklyn indie rockers Elliot & The Ghost have spent the last few years paying their dues: performing in scuzzy dives and loft spaces, recording demos on zero budget in the bowels of a cramped basement apartment, selling a beloved comic book collection to fund studio time. Now, with the release of two highly-praised singles – “Peach” and “Big Tease” - and with more coming soon, the foursome is on the verge of breaking out. Led by Austin-native William Thompson, and rounded out by guitarist Brett Giroux, bassist Connor Jones and drummer Dan Edwards, Elliot & The Ghost recently opened for Weezer, performed at CMJ, SXSW and have headlined sold-out shows all over their home base of New York.
The Rassle - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Rassle
Every once in a while, a band comes along that stands apart from the rest. There's something immediately familiar but undeniably new, absolutely their own, and fun as hell. That band is the Rassle. Driven by brothers, Reed and Blair Van Nort (guitars/keys and vocals, respectively), The Rassle recorded a few songs in a cramped NYC apartment with a $50 microphone and an old computer. The resulting 4-song EP--which the band gave away for free on their website (www.therassle.com)--earned them a considerable amount of buzz and acclaim.

The Fader described their music best, saying they create“fully fist-pumpable, soccer chant, working-for-the-weekend all star self-assurance jams of that goodness gracious variety.”

The brothers recently teamed up with drummer Warren Stubbs and producer John O'Mahony (Metric, Depeche Mode) to record their debut album which is expected to be released in 2015
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002