Weakened Friends

Early Show

Weakened Friends

Big Bliss, Toy Cars

Thu, September 7, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Weakened Friends - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Weakened Friends
Weakened Friends emerged from the rubble of a few withering projects, fueled by the desire to simply have fun with music again. And, holy shit, isit fun. The fuzz rock trio's short songs are catchy, moody, candid, andto-the-goddamn-point. On top of that, Weakened Friends is relentlessly energetic and unapologetically LOUD. It's very clear that Weakened Friends is having all of the fun they'd once craved and it casts animmediate and cathartic pull onto anyone within earshot.

"The band’s choruses are as big as their hearts and singing along seems less like anoption and more of a primordial urge" -The Le Sigh

"Do you ever get into a band and like them so much you get mad at yourself for not knowing about them earlier? That is what’s happening tome here." - Music Savage
Big Bliss - (Set time: 7:15 PM)
Big Bliss
Formed in late 2015 by brothers Cory and Tim Race, Big Bliss has been deeply involved in the NYC music scene for the past two years, performing around 50 shows in 2016 both locally and nationally on tour. Their shimmering post punk attempts to bridge the gaps between pop, precision, and melancholy with a punk attitude. As a three piece, Wallace May's bass often takes the lead, acting more as melody than support. In 2016 they released two singles and their debut EP Keep Near on Exit Stencil records. They plan to release a 7" single in late 2017 with their debut LP following shortly after.

"Think sweet jingle jangle over jagged lines"
Toy Cars - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Toy Cars
Toy Cars formed in the summer of 2014 as a side project to vocalist/guitarist Matt Debenedetti and guitarist Lucas Dalakian's then current bands. After self recording the Red Hands EP in 2014, the two began searching for people to create a full-band lineup, enlisting members of New Jersey's ROMP (Bad Timing Records) and soon after recorded Letters, which was self released in 2015. With a few lineup changes, the band began touring the eastern portion of the US frequently and has managed to settle into a more permanent lineup, consisting of Matt DeBenedetti, Chris Beninato, Matt Caponegro and Michael Linardi. The band's sound has been compared to the likes of the Gaslight Anthem and Manchester Orchestra. Their most recent release, Sleeping Patterns was release in September of 2016 via Counter Intuitive Records, and their debut full length record is expected in Winter of 2018.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002