Early Show



Wed, October 3, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Harlan - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Harlan grew up studying classical music. While his friends were playing in rock-n-roll bands, he was playing cello in an orchestra. Later, while studying cello in college (at Berklee School of Music), he was inspired to write his first song at a performance of Beethoven's 9th when he realized that all classical music was the "pop music" of it's time. It was in that moment that Harlan felt compelled to write contemporary music. He went home that night, picked up his roommate's guitar having never played one before, and penned his first song. Harlan had found his true musical voice and the cello was replaced by an electric guitar. An original style influenced by the music he had been listening to for pleasure his entire life (funk, soul, rock, R&B and 90's hip-hop) began pouring out.

Harlan's music is filled with memorable hooks and stone cold grooves. Imagine Prince meets Genesis meets Gnarls Barkley. Harlan writes and plays every instrument with the exception of drums. For the live stage, he has enlisted a group of top session and touring musicians. Harlan's blazing guitar solos backed by his band's electric energy is bringing true musicianship back to the stage.
Lovelife - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Despite only splitting up a matter of months ago, Viva Brother have returned and relaunched themselves as new act Lovelife.

The band have posted three new tracks online, all of which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The tracks, which are titled 'Brave Face', 'She Makes It Look So Easy' and 'Love Rush', are a far-cry from their former guise as a rock band heavily inspired by 1990s Britpop, with that sound replaced with a slow, synth-led pop sound, more akin to the likes of Hurts and Yazoo.

Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002