Active Bird Community

Early Show

Active Bird Community

Gold Connections, Soccer Mommy

Thu, April 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Active Bird Community - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Active Bird Community
Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn band formed in 2005 by members Tom D’Agustino, Zach Slater and Andrew Wolfson when they were in middle school. Over 10 years later, with the addition of Quinn McGovern on drums, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90’s indie rock. While ABC was young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they’ve released 2 full length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. In that time, their sound has gone under numerous revisions—not out of necessity but out of a tacit refusal to stagnate or sound like anything else. As the members matured, fell in (and out) of love, moved around and made their own way, the lyrics and arrangements of each song reflected both the harmony and the discord that comes with growing up in New York. Though, as anyone who’s seen them live can tell you, their music is so infectious you can’t help but lose yourself right along with them.
Gold Connections - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Gold Connections
"Gold Connections is a VA-based indie rock outfit melding vintage sounds with punk tenacity. While the band started at William and Mary among such acts as Car Seat Headrest and Swampblossom, frontman and songwriter Will Marsh relocated to Charlottesville after graduation.Thanks to a successful crowd-sourcing campaign in Fall 2015, Marsh recorded his debut LP: Popular Fiction. Tracked at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC, and produced by Daniel Levi Goans of Lowland Hum, Popular Fiction explores the mystery of nostalgia, religion, and coming-of-age. The record is planned for a Spring 2017 release. Expect the first single this Fall!

After completing his first LP, Marsh formed the new Gold Connections lineup with Charlottesville High School friends Patrick Haggerty (drums) and Noah Rosner (bass). They channel the rawness and immediacy of a homegrown power trio––evoking Neil Young's melodic noise and Television's poetic attack."
Soccer Mommy - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Soccer Mommy
"Soccer Mommy is the “chill but kinda sad” bedroom pop project of Sophie Allison. Based out of NYC and Nashville, Allison released an 8 song tape with Queens-based label Orchid Tapes in 2015 and released a new 7” vinyl with Glad Fact Records in March.

Allison focuses on romantic relationships in her writing, often using both youthful and violent imagery to depict love and infatuation. Her songs are riddled with twinkly guitar melodies and warm open chords that capture the softness of vulnerability and make the music feel simple and breezy.”
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002