Matt Embree (of RX Bandits)

Early Show

Matt Embree (of RX Bandits)

Vinnie Caruana (of I am The Avalanche & The Movielife)

Fri, September 7, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

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This event is 21 and over

Matt Embree (of RX Bandits) - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Matt Embree (of RX Bandits)
Matthew Embree is a singer and guitarist best known as the front-man of the Rx Bandits. Also, he plays lead guitar/vocals for The Sound of Animals Fighting, in which he is known as "The Walrus." He produced their most recent album The Ocean and the Sun.
In 2008, he released Waxwane, his first solo album, under the name Love You Moon. He is also in other acts such as Coke vs. Bills and Apotheke.
Embree has, in the past ten years of his career, established himself as a socially outspoken and musically diverse singer/songwriter/musician. He has contributed to a number of alternative, art, progressive, and psychedelic rock bands and musical groups such as Rx Bandits, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Apotheke, Pebaluna, and Biceratops, among others. Embree has developed a strong following that thrives on experiencing his musically explosive live shows. For Embree, musicianship is paramount. Many of his recordings are done live, including the Rx Bandits albums ...And The Battle Begun and The Resignation; Embree also wrote, produced, and played all the instruments on his debut album, Waxwane, save for a few tracks featuring drums by Chris Tsagakis and vocals by Lauren Coleman (both members of Embree’s own homegrown community known as Mash Down Babylon Records). Sense of community is extremely important to Embree, who started MDB Records in 2002. Operated out of a garage referred to as The Elizabethan in Seal Beach, California, MDB releases the music of musicians and artists from Embree's circle of friends. In 2006, Embree began collaborating with management/label Sargent House, who helped MDB release of one of Embree’s other band's albums. Love You Moon’s debut album Waxwane was released by Sargent House/MDB Digitally on May 20th 2008 with a physical release that August.
Vinnie Caruana (of I am The Avalanche & The Movielife) - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Vinnie Caruana (of I am The Avalanche & The Movielife)
Vinnie Caruana (born September 25, 1979) is an American singer. He was the vocalist for Long Island punk band The Movielife from their inception in 1997 until their break-up in 2003. He is now the lead singer and songwriter for the indie/post hardcore band I Am the Avalanche, a Brooklyn-based indie rock band whose first album was produced by Barett Jones (Foo Fighters, The Melvins). Caruana routinely performs in New York City in a solo role.[1]
Vinnie appears on the Bayside song "The Walking Wounded" off the album of the same name, and on the Set Your Goals song "This Will Be the Death of Us" also off the album of the same name.
I Am the Avalanche are a part of Cardboard City, a New York-based group of bands and artists led by Vin's best friend Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica, House of Blow) and DJ Krazyglue.
Vin has many tattoos, including "IATA" on his wrist and The Movielife's bumblebee logo on his arm.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002