Gang of Youths

Gang of Youths

Silverbird, Best Behavior, Monograms

Mon, February 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 18 and over

Gang of Youths - (Set time: 9:35 PM)
Gang of Youths
bold-yet-brooding music akin to Alligator-era the National” – Stereogum

“poignant cello-led ballads and explosive bar rock” – Pitchfork

“one of the most thrilling and emotive live acts in music today” - NME

One of Australia’s most talked about bands of the last year, Gang Of Youths, are coming to New York this February for a 3 show residency playing 2 nights at the Mercury Lounge followed by a performance at Rough Trade.

Regarded as one of Australia’s best live acts, Gang Of Youths will be previewing material from their upcoming sophomore album, which is the follow-up to their highly praised debut album ‘The Positions’. This is not the band’s first visit to North American shores, having both lived in Nashville, and recorded their debut album in New York with Kevin McMahon (Swans, Rhett Miller, Titus Andronicus), which was mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit).

Their debut record landed at #5 on the Australian album charts (ARIA charts) and notched five ARIA Award nominations, including “Best Rock Album.” The Positions received acclaim internationally from The Guardian, Stereogum, Rolling Stone Australia, Neon Gold, and more as the band supported the likes of Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, and Manchester Orchestra on the road. They have since followed this record up with a new EP titled ‘Let Me Be Clear’ in July 2016 which landed at #2 in Australian charts.

To date the band have clocked up over 10,000,000 Spotify streams, they have been selling out some Australia’s most prestigious venues, and have played festivals across the world including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound Festival, Laneway Festival, Primavera, The Great Escape, and SXSW.
Silverbird - (Set time: 8:40 PM)
Rising in the New York City music scene is Silverbird. With influences as diverse as Wilco, Heartless Bastards, and Sparklehorse, and a life story that includes a stint playing with Lana Del Rey and in the NYC jazz scene, Silverbird represents a startlingly raw new talent. Their music fearlessly treads through an emotional landscape that, combined with infectious melodies and swirling, intricate rhythms, provides an absolutely enchanting first listen.Armed only with basement tapes and rough demos, Silverbird caught the attention of English producer Kristopher Harris (Smoke Fairies, Story Books) and a partnership was formed. Out of this partnership comes Silverbird’s new EP Surface Life, released May 2014 to critical acclaim. Silverbird has had a run of successful shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with recent plays at Cameo, and a support slot for Rey Pila at Baby’s All Right. Plays in Manhattan include Pianos, Mercury Lounge and the Decades Records CMJ Showcase with the band in Heaven.
Best Behavior - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Best Behavior
Hailing from Brooklyn, Best Behavior is an incendiary four-piece garage pop band comprised of songwriter and lead vocalist Alex Gruenburg and Jon Mann, Dan Jacobson, and Chris Jimenez.

Taking cues from 60’s British Invasion bands and laced with rich harmonies and surfy, reverb drenched guitars, their debut album Good Luck Bad Karma has garnered praise, being hailed “…a tambourine-shaking good time.” by and says, “In our quest to find the official song of the summer, we think it’s safe to say “Bad Habit” is the top contender."

Deeply rooted in high energy rock and roll, Best Behavior’s sound owes much to bands like The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, and The Beach Boys and they've amassed a devoted following in New York City thanks to their electrifying live show and Gruenburg’s honest, clever songwriting. Playing sold-out shows at venues like Irving Plaza and supporting bands like The Darkness, The Struts, Teen, and Pains of Being Pure At Heart Best Behavior is on the fast-track to NYC next break out act.
Monograms - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Brooklyn. jagged and hefty psych-pop songs made for driving and swirling.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002