Oh Pep!

Late Show

Oh Pep!

Evening Darling

Wed, June 29, 2016

Doors: 9:15 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

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Oh Pep! - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Oh Pep!
The sometimes foot-stomping, somewhat heart-breaking, multiawardwinning Melbourne duo, Oh Pep! comprise of Olivia 'Liv' Hally and Pepita 'Pep' Emmerichs. Their new EP Living is out now through Star House Collective.

Oh Pep! are currently in the middle of a North American tour that kicked off at Americana's in September where they were hailed as "Newest and Most Promising Artists" by NPR All Songs Considered. At CMJ they were picked by Jon Pareles of the New York Times as his "CMJ keepers" and KCRW's "11 Artists who stole the Fest". The band also recorded an NPR Tiny Desk, KEXP Session and Daytrotter session on the road.

Their current single, The Race, hit #11 on CBC Radio 2 and has been featured on KEXP, NPR All Songs Considered, The Line of the Best Fit- Song of the Day, The Bluegrass Situation and Exclaim!.

Not even 23 years of age, Oh Pep! have been awarded Young Folk Performer of the Year 2014 and two time nominees for Best Folk Roots by The Age Music Victoria Award 2014 & 2015 in their native Australia.
Evening Darling - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Evening Darling
Evening Darling formed in 2015 with Erica Lane (vocals), Nick Lerangis (guitars, vocals), Dan Burke (drums) and Dave Letchinger (keyboard), after the quartet spent three years together playing in NYC’s The Hunting Party.

While they cut their teeth in the New York music scene playing a wistful brand of folk and Americana, the band began to brush up against their musical boundaries after recording their second EP, Sirens and Lights, at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn with producer Jeremy Backofen (The Felice Brothers). After releasing Sirens and Lights and the accompanying music video on SPIN’s Under The Gun review and Bushwick music blog APUTUMPU, Lane and her three bandmates decided to strike out on their own, booking a string of weekends on the road, taking the band up and down the East Coast with a brand new lineup and barely any time to rehearse. The foursome took new and old songs from Newport, RI, to tumbledown towns in upstate New York, all the way down to Durham, NC, and returned as Evening Darling.

Burke insists that he saw “Evening, Darling!” sprayed across the side of a desolate Queens warehouse while driving to the band’s rehearsal studio in Gowanus. The band quickly decided to use this as their new name, but have unsuccessfully tried to find the original street art. Evening Darling’s music is as elusive as the graffiti that gave them their name, ranging from snarly Tom Petty-inspired heartland rock to Patsy Cline-influenced country R&B to sprawling tightly composed pop reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac. The touchpoint is Lane’s voice, which “reflect[s] and range[s] from the sweet sounds of Emmylou Harris to the darker side of Marissa Nadler.” (Bluegrass Situation, 2013)

With Jeremy Backofen again at the helm and the addition of long time friends Ryan “Rusty” Loftus, and Brett Saxon,Evening Darling has returned to the studio to record a full length album. They also recently returned from their first trip to Austin’s South By Southwest festival, where they won an opportunity to perform for the Jam In The Van series, sponsored by GQ. Email eveningdarlingband@gmail.com. if you manage to find the “Evening, Darling!” graffiti somewhere along the BQE. They’ll reward you handsomely.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002