Elliot & The Ghost / Best Behavior

Early Show

Elliot & The Ghost / Best Behavior

Fri, August 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Elliot & The Ghost - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Elliot & The Ghost
“A smoldering piece of dark rock, perfect for a Tarantino-esque cannonball run through the cool desert night. Elliot & The Ghost prove to be a unique mix of rock and roll, darkly tinged folk, and punk” – SPIN

Elliot & The Ghost came together in 2014 in New York City. With singer William Thompson, drummer Daniel Edwards, guitarist Brett Giroux, and bassist Connor Jones, the band’s very first performances were held in old Brooklyn loft spaces and scuzzy dives. Within a year’s time the group was invited as direct support alongside Weezer, and has since shared stages with the late B.B. King, Team Spirit, Miniature Tigers, amongst many others.

Artist Direct praised Elliot & The Ghost as “a vibrant painting with sonic colors spanning Nick Cave-style cinematic musings, surfed-up post-punk guitars evocative of The Smiths and The Clash, and eerily danceable beats that prove instantly magnetic. Still, descriptions don't do it justice. You've just got to let Elliot & The Ghost haunt you.” Flavorpill lauded their “brand of Southern influenced pop-rock,” and Gimme Shutter declared them “mesmerizing.” Similarly, CMJ applauded their “fresh, airy kind of surf-pop in the vein of early Rosebuds or the Shins stripped of cardigans and sent back to a dank basement to get a little tipsy and start all over.”

The band recently completed a North American tour, and is currently promoting a series of new singles with accompanying videos and artwork.
Best Behavior - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Best Behavior
Hailing from Brooklyn, Best Behavior is an incendiary four-piece garage pop band comprised of songwriter and lead vocalist Alex Gruenburg and Jon Mann, Dan Jacobson, and Chris Jimenez.

Taking cues from 60’s British Invasion bands and laced with rich harmonies and surfy, reverb drenched guitars, their debut album Good Luck Bad Karma has garnered praise, being hailed “…a tambourine-shaking good time.” by AllMusic.com and Diffuser.fm says, “In our quest to find the official song of the summer, we think it’s safe to say “Bad Habit” is the top contender."

Deeply rooted in high energy rock and roll, Best Behavior’s sound owes much to bands like The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, and The Beach Boys and they've amassed a devoted following in New York City thanks to their electrifying live show and Gruenburg’s honest, clever songwriting. Playing sold-out shows at venues like Irving Plaza and supporting bands like The Darkness, The Struts, Teen, and Pains of Being Pure At Heart Best Behavior is on the fast-track to NYC next break out act.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002