Little Anchor, London Plane, Shapes In Calgary, Deidre and the Dark

Girls First: A Night of Female Fronted Pop Music

Little Anchor, London Plane, Shapes In Calgary, Deidre and the Dark

Wed, December 14, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

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Little Anchor - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Little Anchor
Little Anchor blends the storytelling and simplicity of the Northwest with New York influenced pop sensibility.

The Brooklyn-based four-piece was initially conceived over a long weekend in a cabin on the Columbia River Gorge as the solo project of Pacific Northwest native, Alexa Cabellon. Upon her return to New York, friends and former NYU classmates Kendrick Lo (guitar), Thomas White (bassist), and Ian Chang (percussion) completed the group.

Following the releases of Sunland (2010), Yellow Lights (2011), and Floating Bridges (2013), Little Anchor, now joined by drummer and mastering engineer, Alex DeTurk, is staying true to heavy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and lush arrangements, having recently released their new single, “A Familiar Place," which was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Strange Weather in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
London Plane - (Set time: 9:10 PM)
London Plane
By juxtaposing the melodic blitz of the Ronnettes with dark-wave, melancholic pathos of predecessors such as Echo and the Bunnymen, and with splashes of Morricone’s cinematic modern operas, London Plane (named from the tough, resilient yet ghostly, pale New York City street tree) are helping to define the landscape of New York's underground indie-rock music scene. Firmly rooted in the moment, this band gives no inward looks; the songs are quick, dancey, and tear through arrangements (they "get on with it" as described in RockNerd UK) from low to loud, quiet to quick.
Shapes in Calgary - (Set time: 8:20 PM)
Shapes in Calgary
Shapes in Calgary started as a collaboration between songwriter Alyssa Ciorciari and producer Gary Atturio in their tiny, home recording studio.The goal at the beginning was to make simple, small-sounding pop music using only a drum machine and a 1980's synthesizer. The restrictive nature of the project forced the duo to focus mainly on their songwriting and arranging abilities. After completing their first batch of demos, the two felt confident enough to share with close friends and collaborators Tim McCoy (drums) and Billy Libby (guitar). Now a four piece, Shapes in Calgary has maintained their simplistic approach to writing and performing, though they've since fleshed out their skeletal demos. They are currently working on a 5 song EP, which they hope to release in the fall of 2016.
Deidre and the Dark - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Deidre and the Dark
When not playing in Savoir Adore, Deidre Muro can sometimes be found leading her other project Diedre and the Dark (her Savoir Adore partner Paul Hammer included).
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002