Late Show


New Love Crowd, White Lighters

Mon, August 21, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Bodega - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
‘The best critique is self-critique’ is the mantra of Brooklyn art rock unit
BODEGA. With wild minimalism and sharp wit, they revitalize the rock and roll
vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, kraut
rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.

With the eyes of filmmakers, Ben Hozie and Nikki Belfiglio turn the documentary
on themselves, finding the political in the personal. Formerly of prankster rock
collective Bodega Bay, known for its outlandish critical stunts, their blend of essay
and confession bears witness to the harsh poetry of being human in the digital age.
Their recurring lyrical themes range from finding love on the Internet, the enduring
philosophies of Andy Warhol and Jay-Z, female masturbation, learned male
behavior, the guilt of a rock aesthete at a political rally, and the ways in which
breakups and death both shatter and renew.

BODEGA’s soon-to-be-released debut LP ‘ENDLESS SCROLL’ is a collective dialogue
with the machine and the public. Ping-ponging vocals are set to Ben’s deconstructed
guitar, Nikki’s samples of old and new technology, the driving minimalism of standing drummer Montana Simone (IDIO Gallery), the angular spasms of lead
guitarist Madison Velding-Vandam (The Wants) and the tight, hypnotic bass lines
of Heather Elle (Please No Radio).

‘ENDLESS SCROLL’ was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts)
on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP ‘Light Up Gold’. It was
mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke (Eaters) at Dr. Wu’s. The LP’s fourteen
songs offer a high-energy, humorous but earnest thirty-four minute view from here.
New Love Crowd - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
New Love Crowd
"Love and acceptance, peace and rock and roll. New Love Crowd is always open for funny business."
White Lighters - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002