The Last Bandoleros

Early Show

The Last Bandoleros

Nightmare River Band

Thu, August 31, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

The Last Bandoleros - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Last Bandoleros
The Last Bandoleros are a four-piece outfit blending Tex-Mex, country and rock n' roll. Their story begins in San Antonio, Texas with guitarist/producer Jerry Fuentes who, during a musical pilgrimage to Manhattan, chanced to meet New York native, singer-songwriter/producer Derek James.

Fuentes and James began collaborating in Brooklyn. But, Fuentes kept being drawn back to his native Texas to record in the same San Antonio studio where a couple of talented brothers were also emerging. Diego and Emilio Navaira, sons of Tejano music legend, Emilio Navaira, Sr., had been making a name for themselves around town for their energetic live performances and sterling vocal chops.

Fuentes decided to combine both of his universes by introducing Derek to Diego and Emilio and inviting them to joint-sessions in Brooklyn and San Antonio where riffs and lyrics began flying fast.

Newly christened The Last Bandoleros, the quartet began playing live, opening for The Mavericks, Jon Pardi, Josh Abbott Band, Los Lonely Boys and Marc Broussard. Recognizing their high level of musicianship, Sting called upon them to sing backing vocals on his "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" single which soared the heights of radio charts around the world.

Praise also began pouring in from the music press. Rolling Stone wrote: "[The Last Bandoleros'] music caroms wildly from rock and country to conjunto and pop, adding up to a sound that's hard to get out of your head." People Magazine dubbed the band "ones to watch" and Entertainment Weekly included them in their "Breaking Big" list. HITS Magazine described The Last Bandoleros as "Tex-Mex meets harmony- rich Beatlesque pop, with a healthy dollop of boy-pop charisma."

The Last Bandoleros combine their unique cultural experiences with rare musical camaraderie and, as audiences will continue to discover, their exuberance and joy are contagious.
Nightmare River Band - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Nightmare River Band
The Nightmare River Band (NRB) is a fierce combination of raucous Alt-Country, Americana and good ol’ Rock N’ Roll.
According to Matt Krahula, songwriter and front man, the songs are about “love, loss, pain and drinking… not necessarily in that order”.

After their debut album “Call the Cops!! (2009)” NRB hit the road and played SXSW, CMJ, Summerfest, and the Old Port Festival and shared the stage with acts such as The Legendary Shack Shakers, Sean Rowe, Matt Simons, Tokyo Police Club, and Old Man Markley. Their crowd-pleaser “Mary”, was nominated for an Independent Music Award for Best Alt-Folk Song of the Year in 2010. When NRB released their sophomore album “Last Goodbye (2012)”, Popmatters gave it 8 out of 10 stars, referring to it as “One of 2012’s best!”

Recently, core members Matt Krahula, Seth Faulk (Drums, Vocals), and Wil Farr (Guitar, Vocals) teamed up with an all-star roster of collaborators to record their third full length release entitled “Stormville”. The new songs were recorded live in a remote farmhouse in upstate New York. “Stormville” combines all of the ingredients of The Nightmare River Band’s potent blend: foot-stomping rhythms, overflowing arrangements, and infectious chorus’ that you can’t help but sing along to. "Stormville" is due out this fall!
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002