James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins)

Late Show

James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins)


Fri, October 5, 2012

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$17 advance / $20 day of show

This event is 21 and over

James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins) - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins)
He is best known as having been a guitarist and co-founder of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and for his electric musical projects of recent years, most notably being a permanent fixture of A Perfect Circle. He was most recently a member of Tinted Windows, a 60's/70's inspired group with members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne and Hanson.
He also co-owns independent record label Scratchie Records with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and a recording studio with Schlesinger and Andy Chase of Ivy called Stratosphere Sound in Manhattan. Bands on the Scratchie label include The Sounds, Albert Hammond Jr., and Office.
Iha has produced songs, contributed guitar, sung and made remixes for acts the world over from lesser-knowns like L.A.'s Midnight Movies to the Scottish singer Isobel Campbell to Marilyn Manson and Michael Stipe. Iha currently lives in Manhattan.
Milagres - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
After a brief hibernation, Brooklyn’s Milagres is returning with new energy. Two critically acclaimed releases on Kill Rock Stars and Memphis Industries (2011’s Glowing Mouth and 2014’s Violent Light) put the band on a long stretch of US and European tours, including Primavera Sound, Bestival and Electric Picnic, as well as multiple hyped SXSW runs. Between tours, they performed for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, KEXP, and KCRW, and shared bills with St. Vincent, Wild Beasts, Nada Surf, Minus the Bear, Low, and others.  
Since their 2014 release, producer and multi-instrumentalist Fraser McCulloch has focused on production and recording for NYC artists and agencies, while songwriter and vocalist Kyle Wilson has composed for multiple award winning films. Eventually the itch to create their own songs returned, and Milagres soon found themselves holed up in the cavernous choir loft of Greenpoint’s Park Church Co-op, chipping away at an enormous new body of work. Their previous songwriter and producer roles blurred as the pair began to break down old band boundaries and work on the new record as a duo.

 After 2014’s Violent Light’s deliberately challenging and dark approach, the new music is striking evidence of McCulloch and Wilson's evolution toward something brighter and more direct. From a band whose live performance was called, “perfection” by KEXP’s John Richards, and whose recordings have been included in NPR’s best songs of the year list, more greatness is in short order. 
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002