Emma Kate, Alexander Howard, Peter Wise, Manta

Emma Kate

Alexander Howard

Peter Wise


Mon, July 31, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Emma Kate - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Alexander Howard - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Alexander Howard
The story of Alexander Howard's musical rise is that of a native New Yorker songwriting his nights away, playing shows in the Lower East Side, LA and London, developing a sound well-informed by the past while carving out a new identity in the contemporary pop landscape...

After graduating from Columbia, Howard entrenched himself in the NY fashion and music scenes, contributing to Interview and several international fashion magazines while playing shows and bouncing between songwriting sessions. Early collaborations with the production outfit Robopop (Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5), led to Howard's debut and shows in New York, which would soon spread to Los Angeles and London.

Evoking the posh-pop of a Bryan Ferry or Mark Ronson, Howard ties together a unique sound and style heavily influenced by the multi-faceted worlds within New York. Fun, smart, and hook-driven pop is the result, tailored through tightly crafted songwriting, a soulful vocal, and a singular sense of style that hints at the unique combination of anld-world crooner and downtown indie-rocker. When not in the studio or on the stage of a Lower East Side rock club, one can find Howard at a dimly lit piano bar bringing a downtown edge to the traditionally uptown sensibilities of the Great American Songbook--the result of a musical upbringing as diverse as the city he calls home.

2017 brings new music! "Mount Rushmore," a tongue and cheek party anthem inspired by an unnamed (but predictable) Nevada gambling town, takes us through the twists and turns of a night on the town. Is it the pop song equivalent of "The Hangover?" Only you can decide...
Peter Wise - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Peter Wise
Peter Wise is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Sharing the stage with the likes of The Eagles and collaborating with acts ranging from Chicago to Mali Music, Wise is building a name through his unique blend of sophisticated pop and modern soul. His previous EP, "Without You Here" garnered attention from publications all over the world, and included tour stops around the country. After spending the beginning of 2017 refining his sound and recording an album's worth of material, Wise returns with his lead single, "Sandcastle State Of Mind”. Self produced, this introspective, brooding jam demands to be the song of your summer.
Manta - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
"Hailing from Princeton, NJ the members of Manta, Jack Brickner (vocals/bass), Charlie Guarino (vocals/guitar), and Sam Guarino (vocals/drums), have been playing in bands together since their early teens and writing music well before that. Showcasing dynamic musicianship, meticulous arrangements, and thoughtful lyricism, the group melds their formative love of 60s/70s rock and pop with a thirst for experimentation and a knack for crafting radio-friendly hooks."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002