Poppies, GONG GONG GONG, Dark Tea

Mon, October 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

STEVE JR - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
- Loud Boys -
Poppies - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Rock quartet Poppies formed in 2015 after members May and Ian met - stuck waiting out an NYC blizzard. After pulling in friends Keith on bass and Steven on drums, Poppies was a band. Poppies released their first three singles in late 2016 and their debut EP Good EP on 6/9/17. The group swings from messy jammers to melodic, interlocking tunes forming a collection of considered and inventive songs. You try defining what genre they fit in because we're having a hard time with it.
GONG GONG GONG - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
工工工 (Gong Gong Gong) is an abstract highway-boogie duo from Beijing, China.
The group explores “phantom rhythm”: between Tom Ng’s percussive guitar and
Joshua Frank’s melodic, charging bass, an aura of ghostly snare hits emerges over a
thumping low-end pulse. Atop this framework, Ng recounts Cantonese tales of
absurdity, love and lust with fragmented, wry vision.

Since their first performances in 2015, Gong Gong Gong has toured China, Taiwan
and Japan, and self-released two cassette EPs, the President Piano Co. Tape 總統琴行
錄音 and Rhythm n’ Drone 節奏與嗡嗚. Frank and Ng are founding members of
Beijing record label Rose Mansion Analog, and have respectively performed in the duo Hot & Cold (Night People, Moniker Records, Genjing Records) and Hong Kong-
Beijing trio the Offset: Spectacles. As Gong Gong Gong and in their previous groups, they’ve performed with Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia), Silver Apples, and
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002