Creeper Lagoon

Creeper Lagoon

Holy Tunics, Wives

Thu, August 10, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Creeper Lagoon - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Creeper Lagoon
One of the San Francisco music community's most celebrated indie-rock bands of the last two decades, Creeper Lagoon, is coming out of retirement for a special one-time only New York City show at The Mercury Lounge. The core lineup - consisting of Ian Sefchick, Sharky Laguana, David Kostiner and Dan Carr - has not performed on the East Coast since 2001. Their critically adored debut album, I Become Small and Go, produced by the Dust Brothers was released in 1998 on Nickelbag Records. SPIN named them the Best New Artist that same year. An EP, Watering Ghost Garden, followed two years later, and the full length album Take Back the Universe And Give Me Yesterday was issued on Dreamworks in early 2001. The band has toured with Guided By Voices, Pavement, Built To Spill, Spoon, and Dinosaur Jr.
Holy Tunics - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Holy Tunics
Holy Tunics are a rock n' roll band started in Brooklyn, NY 2014. Set on reliving the golden era of jangling college rock heroes like REM, teenage fanclub and Radiohead, Holy Tunics craft their songs to emulate the positivity of the 90s. The band features the talents of drummer Brian Alvarez, bassist/vocalist Matt Billington, guitarist Bryan Thornton, and lead vocalist/guitarist Nick Rogers. Their late 2016 EP titled Hot to Trot was recorded by Jeff Berner of Psychic TV and mastered by Amar Lal of Big Ups. Big Takover had this to say.." On March 27, these unheralded New Yorkers scored an opening slot at Warsaw with great Scots Teenage Fanclub. And though that might turn the eyes of other bands green with envy, Hot (to Trot) (throwback cassette and bandcamp download) makes abundantly clear how much that was thoroughly earned on merit. Although several tunes date to 2015’s rougher-recorded Notes From Captivity Pt. 2, Holy Tunics have streamlined them with energetic, smoother yet punchy production and playing that reinforces their hooky guitar-pop heroics. The Nick Rogers-led group are like the still-at-it Feelies’ coolly relentless, expanding-on-a-note riffing and The dBs’ melodics (with friendly singing like The Cyrkle and Mazarin, to mix decades), making them a louder rockin’ answer to EZTV, DIIV, Hoops, Horsebeach, and other nimble, buzzing popsters who should join a Fannies bill someday as a bucket list goal. “Hot to Trot” and the dashing “Forget Your Love” stand out on a polished yet forceful six-song gem fans of the aforementioned should hear."
-Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover, Issue #80

"their sound is lo-fi but inviting: gritty guitars, scruffy beats, and Nick Rogers' voice languidly and nonchalantly drawing catchy melodies reminiscent of pre-drug-abuse The Lemonheads. -deli mag

Pleasure-pop rock outfit Holy Tunics explore the carefree allowance for wanting, and the potentially immeasurable disappointment of not getting it, on their single, “Clutching the Straw Map to Your Heart”. The song is the A-side of their Seagreen Records debut 7-inch, and it’s a painfully optimistic ode to loving with eyes closed. - impose
Wives - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002