Hussle Club, Slam Donahue, Pompeya

Tue, June 26, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

HITS - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Dictionary definitions prove useful -- prophetic, even -- when listening to HITS, the New York-based synth rockers whose songs are a collection of incisive scenes of the 21st century condition all set to infectious pop arrangements. Few bands ever land on a name that so aptly describes both their sound, and the effect it has on its audience. In its many iterations, the word ‘hit’ denotes the following: To collide with; to affect; to perform successfully; to win. Synth lines shimmer under guitars burnished by sixty years of musical history, laced with lead singer Louis Epstein’s croon on subjects broad (heartbreak) and specific (television series). With guitarist Ben Vescovi, keyboardist Erik Tonnessen (live member of Holy Ghost!), and drummer Chris Stein (former member of the The Drums) they have positioned themselves to be at the top of bands to watch this year. Fortunately for listeners, it happens the band is just as good at making music as they are at naming it. Listeners are first struck, then dazzled, then ultimately won over.
They’ve shared the stage with artists such as Tom Tom Club, Capital Cities, MNDR, Cloud Nothings, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Hussle Club - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Hussle Club
Hussle Club has hit the streets, do you know where your children are?

"NYC’s Prince Terrence is the leader, creator and mastermind of this dark musical phenomenon. After touring the world over as drummer for acts like Santigold, Spank Rock, Hearts Revolution, and Major Lazer, he is now giving life to a project all his own." -RCRD LBL

"The eerie musical styling of Hussle Club’s dark punk and no wave songs are undefinable and fresh. They perfectly echo the streets and the trials and tribulations of the present generation. Born in the projects of Detroit, raised in Louisville, Kentucky where he worked for a punk label, Prince Terrence has made his way to the top in all aspects. The pinnacle being, surviving in New York City by simply doing what he does best, playing music. He has seen all aspects of music from the bottom to the top and has a story to tell. Playing every single instrument himself on Hussle Club recordings, he is creating a lifelong soundtrack." -Culture Of Me

In his own words "Hussle Club is for everyone on this same path, people that devote their lives and make sacrifices in order to live life as they wish and use their talent to defy the 'system' by living a life that is non-conventional and coming out on top. It's for the artists, the painters, the dj's, the musicians, the rappers, the pushers, the graffiti writers, etc. Hussle Club is for everyone and I'm just supplying the soundtrack."
Slam Donahue - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Slam Donahue
Slam Donahue is a pop band from Brooklyn. Members David Otto, Thomas Sommerville, and Keenan Mitchell would rather you listen to some songs than read this, but if it has to be this way: They write pop songs about how they are feeling and the anxieties of the moment. Having been compared favorably to Prince, The Cure, and Smashing Pumpkins, Slam prefers not to be compared at all. They are currently being courted to record their debut and all the attention and free drinks are fun.
Pompeya - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Pompeya is a Moscow band that creates unabashed Pop and New Wave music. Their debut "Tropical" and follow up "Foursome" earned the band significant popularity in their home country, "energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to electronic indie culture" remarks Los Angeles radio station KCRW. The two releases were reissued in November 2013 by No Shame, alongside with a remix LP.

The group released their "Night EP" in June 2014. Co-Produced by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs, Twin Sister), Spin Magazine remarks the work "add[s] a mellow freshness to Pompeya's brand of upbeat, frisky disco." The success of this creative marriage led to the two collaborating on the band’s newest LP. Together with David Harley (War on Drugs, Nightlands), "Real" builds upon Pompeya’s foundation of pop with more diverse arrangements, instrumentation and spectrum of tone.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002