Howth (Record Release Show)

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Howth (Record Release Show)

Friend Roulette

Sun, May 6, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Howth - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Howth (long O) is a Brooklyn band named after a town in Ireland because singer-songwriter Carl Creighton liked the place a whole lot and thought the name looked cool and sounded cool. But only if you say it with the long O. Which most people don't do because how would you know?Their music is similarly reticent about being identified correctly, indulging in classic rock, jarring post-rock and sweeping psychedelic elements. They're great, basically.
Friend Roulette - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Friend Roulette
"Brooklyn's most whimsical chamber pop outfit"- L Magazine

"Their songs are eclectically and musical in the purest sense of the word, the way Van Dyke Parks's music is real musician's stuff." - The Austinist SXSW review

"Friend Roulette never gives away the plot, but the distinct pleasure of discovering their dreamy Cabaret texture is enough to keep your ears duly occupied during the journey. - THE DELI

Friend Roulette has been adding members to their ding dang of musical friends since John got back from summer camp. Sounding like a concoction of Van Dyke Parks, Robert Wyatt and Aaliyah, Friend Roulette creates somewhat of an whimsical psychedelic chamber pop con cojones. With 2 drummers, violin, bass clarinet, ewi (electronic wind instrument) & the occasional string quartet, its a ding dang of a live show.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002