The Bottom Dollars / NO ICE

Late Show

The Bottom Dollars / NO ICE

Fri, April 28, 2017

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

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The Bottom Dollars - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
The Bottom Dollars
“The Bottom Dollars channel The Clash’s energy with an Americana twist.” - Popdose

“It’s having a flask tucked, at all times, inside the pocket of any coat that’s ever been worn. It’s keeping that flask healthily full with something that coats.” - Sean Moeller, Daytrotter

Yeah, that’s pretty close…The Bottom Dollars formed in the basement studios of Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY in the spring of 2010 as a “punk soul project” by co-founders Brian “Cherch” Cherchiglia (vocals, guitar) and Evan “Buffalo” Berg (drums).

After bursting onto the scene with their breakthrough EP, “The Halcyon Days” in 2011, The Bottom Dollars made it their mission to become one of the most captivating bands in American rock and roll; winning over audiences and gaining accolades in NPR: All Things Considered, Daytrotter, Village Voice, Relix Magazine. No matter the publication, they were all in unanimous consent of The Bottom Dollars’ explosive and notoriously unpredictable live performances.

And, with good reason. This loud, bizarre amalgamate of psychedelic rock, bowery-style punk and soul is something you can only get from the Dollars, only their way.

“Semi-professional sonic assassins.” -- CMJ
“This is a rock and roll band whose reverence for classics like The Clash and The Band made their concert an appealing fusion of garage and punk tropes playing off whiskey drenched southern rock licks.” -- Pancakes & Whiskey
“A ‘can’t miss live act!’” -- No Pulp Music
Best of SXSW 2013, The Wild Honey Pie & NPR: All Songs Considered
Best Emerging Artist 2011 (Editor’s Poll), The Deli Magazine
NO ICE - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
NO ICE started as a recording project of singer/guitarist Jamie Frey and drummer Jesse Katz, who were playing in native NYC rock n’ roll band The Brooklyn What. Working with visionary producer Oliver Ignatius, who runs Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen, a Brooklyn recording studio/Utopian arts collective, the two began recording the set of songs that would become their debut full length LP Come On Feel The NO ICE. The title of the album is a tribute to the 1993 album Come On Feel The Lemonheads by The Lemonheads, which is a profound influence on the band, as well as artists like The Replacements, Guided By Voices, Big Star and Elvis Costello. The sound on the record veers from genre to genreincluding indie guitar rock, power-pop, shoegaze, punk and girl group but maintains a focus on songwriting, harmony and occasionally confessional lyricism.

Since the beginning of the record project, the band has been fleshed out into a six piece ensemble including: Brooklyn What lead and slide guitarist John-Severin Napolillo, vocalist Gwynn Galitzer, who is also the editor-in-chief for feminist zine Suffragette City, Jesse's brother, bassist Jacob Katz and keyboardist Sean Spada, who has played with The Bottom Dollars, Le Rug, The Nuclears, Butter The Children, Deathrow Tull and more.. The ensemble has played both CMJ and the Northside festival. The non-album single "Eat This Heart (Summer Version),” came out , with a music video inspired by Jean Luc Godard’s French new wave film Breathless (

The track was also featured on a compilation from Sneaky Bear Records and the CMJ mixtape from Little Dickman records. The non-album single “Castle Braid” was released on a compilation from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen with an accompanying music video starring members of local bands Prima, Bodega Bay, Junk Boys, Yin Yangs, MPHO, Pill, Stove, Butter The Children and Video Beast. directed and written by Frey himself (, as well as a digital single backed with a cover of David Bowie’s “Boys Keep Swinging.”

The full length debut Come On Feel The NO ICE was released on May 6, 2016 with an exclusive premier on the blog Speak Into My Good Eye and a release show at Shea Stadium with Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires, with whom they had just completed a short tour.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002