Kitari EP Release

Late Show

Kitari EP Release

The Double Negatives

Wed, December 27, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Kitari - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The creation of Kitari's debut EP "The Scarecrow & the Manor," produced by Chris Bittner (Team Sleep, Coheed & Cambria, Marco Benevento), followed a fairly straightforward formula, according to frontman Jared Rinaldi. "I just wanted to write memorable, catchy songs," the singer/bassist says, "while allowing the other guys in the band - some of the best musicians I've ever played with - to infuse the music with their talents and eclectic influences." And the influences are certainly eclectic. There are hints of the Doors' psychedelic shamanism, a healthy helping of the driving, spaced-out rock of Incubus as well as some funk-based jams a' la Soulive or the Meters in every Kitari show.

Formed in March of 2016, the band has quite a track record for being together only a year and some change. "The Scarecrow & the Manor," the single off the EP of the same name, has received quite a bit of attention, being in heavy rotation on Radio Woodstock's "Locally Grown with MK" show and appearing in the pilot for the upcoming TV show "Abysynthia." They've headlined gigs at Arlene's Grocery, Bowery Electric and DROM, and will be extensively touring New England this summer with their sweat-drenched, high energy shows.

In addition to Jared Rinaldi, Kitari also consists of polyrhythmic groove-monster Jim Saint-Amour (drums/vocals), scene vet Christoph Siegrist (organ/keys) and sonic maestro Shane Harrington (guitar). If their powerful music video for fan favorite "Feast of Fiends" is any indication, Kitari isn't about fluff. "We put it all out there on the stage for you, our audience," Jared says. "We want to take you to a dark place so that we can ultimately lift you back up into the light. Music's a powerful thing."
The Double Negatives - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Double Negatives
The Double Negatives are a rock and roll band. Genres and styles are simply what you take out of their music, whether it is the atmospheric psychedelia, the feel of the shaking garage door panels, or the inescapable urge to move to the music. Fueled by the love of creating not only music, but art in general, this ragged outfit looks out at the world and helps guide the audience into seeing what is really out there.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002