Kwesi, James A.M. Downes

Early Show


James A.M. Downes

Mon, August 7, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Kwesi - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Kwesi is an indie, pop artist John Legend meets Ben Harper and they get a little electronic and weird. He relocated to Los Angeles where he writes for Scooter Braun's new publishing company.
James A.M. Downes - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
James A.M. Downes
Brooklyn based singer-songwriter James A.M. Downes has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American indie/hardcore scene. All these years later you’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but James now finds himself trading the fuzzed-out decibels for something a bit more alluring and inconspicuous.

In March of 2017, James released his debut EP, Prison Font. The album (out on Downes’ own Forest Park Recordings) reverberates with lush guitar beds over new-retro progressions creating a sound that fans of The Shins or early Death Cab for Cutie would find shelter in. Prison Font gives breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the underworld all the way to the ghostly desolate bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002