John Kurtz, Red Directors

Late Show

John Kurtz

Red Directors

Thu, May 18, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

John Kurtz - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
John Kurtz
Kurtz is an all original New York-based band featuring big guitars and catchy hooks accented by Southern-tinged vocals, harkening back to lead singer and songwriter John Kurtz’s North Carolina roots. Influences can be heard from Springsteen to Band of Gypsies, all locked into place by Matt Brandau on bass and Bill Dobrow on drums- a rhythm section that has played with everyone from the Black Crowes to Elvis Costello to Talib Kweli.
Red Directors - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Red Directors
Formed in New York City in 2007 and selected by MTV as one of the top 3 breakout bands in NYC in 2010, RED DIRECTORS are a mixture of rock, pop, punk, and epic song writing. With their wide range of style, timeless hooks, and rich harmonies… all mixed with a raw, high-energy performance… Red Directors have been drawing people from all over.

RED DIRECTORS members: Trevor Potts (songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano), Joe Mangan (bass), Matt Churchill (lead electric guitar), Brett Thompson (drums) and Justin Etheredge (Keys) have been referred to as the “the guys next door” who simply unload when it is time for them to take the stage.

The track, “Been Around” has been described as a “genuine and timeless acoustic ballad that strikes a chord with its authenticity”. ”Amazing” has also garnered much respect and is one of the band's most well received tracks where lyrically, Potts, again, combines raw intimacy with a gruff confidence and floods the audience with a tidal wave of sound and human emotion.

After a two year hiatus, RED DIRECTORS are back on the scene with new music and ready to remind fans why they are still among NYC’s most relevant bands.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002