Doc Marshalls, Benyaro

Late Show

Doc Marshalls


Sun, June 10, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Doc Marshalls - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Doc Marshalls
Record Release Show: NYC's the Doc Marshalls are celebrating the release of their new album, Look Out, Compadre. In spite of their front man, Nick Beaudoing, recently relocating to Nashville, TN, they have veered away from hardcore honky-tonk and traditional Cajun two-steps in favor of crooked, shimmering folk reminiscent of Bonnie Prince Billy and A.A. Bondy. "Look Out, Compadre" uses lush choruses to sing tales of last stands, exploding houses, love gone wrong, and the calm that forgiveness brings.
Benyaro - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Benyaro, New York City's indie acoustic soul and roots power duo, has a sound reminiscent of "early Tom Waits" (KBGA- Missoula, MT), "acoustic David Bowie" (WESU- Middletown, CT), and "if you're a fan of The Band or their modern-day counterparts The Avett Brothers, there's a good chance you'll take a shine to Good Day Better" (Nashville Scene). According to Relix magazine's Jan/Feb 2011 issue, Benyaro is "on the verge...indie acoustic soul power." Their 2 albums (Benyaro and Good Day Better) have spent time on the CMJ Top 200 and over 120 radio stations across the world spin the music. Lead singer Ben Musser's voice has been dubbed "a strange amalgamation of Cat Stevens and Axl Rose" (Yes! Weekly). Knowing this, one can expect Benyaro to deliver an intense, emotional, and upbeat performance. Musser and upright bassist Bobby McCullough combine their voices and instruments with feeling and honesty, drawing audiences into their world of soul, folk, country, rock, blues, gospel and beatboxing/house. Though only two performers, one is treated to the sound of a full acoustic band as they play percussion with feet, nylon string guitar and upright bass with hands and sing together with conviction. Philadelphia Daily News writes Good Day Better offers a "campfire hoot of a sound endowed with warm tunes and tight harmonies." Good Day Better, Benyaro's latest, explores and expands the boundaries of acoustic music and is available at Benyaro shows, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and other fine online retailers.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002