Love Assassin

Love Assassin

New Day Dawn, The Aster Pheonyx Project, Jay Everett Band, Lisa Bianco & The Fury

Fri, November 23, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Love Assassin - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Love Assassin
Love Assassin is a five-piece rock band from northern New Jersey featuring Dan Avery on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Eric Menist on electric guitar, Will Frazier on drums, Dan Patrick Leal on bass, and Pat McQuillan on guitar and keyboards. Their music is an original blend of driving rock, heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, and catchy songwriting, displaying both skill in writing and performance as well as having a wide appeal and scope of influences.

Originally formed by Dan Avery and Eric Menist as an acoustic guitar duo, Love Assassin got its start playing covers throughout the New Jersey and New York State bar scenes. It wasn't long before Love Assassin decided to expand to a full band, and in May 2010, they finalized their lineup as a four-piece with the additions of Will Frazier on drums and Dan Patrick Leal on bass.

With a new band behind them, the cover gigs became more frequent, but the band decided to focus their energy on writing original music. After several months of writing and recording, the band developed what is now the Love Assassin sound--songs that range in genre from driving alternative music to soulful melodic rock. In May 2011 Love Assassin brought on Pat McQuillan on guitar and keyboards, adding a fifth member to the band and bringing a completely new element to the music, creating a bigger, fuller, and more layered and textured sound to the music.

With their energetic live performances, magnetic stage presence, and superior musicianship, the band spent the past year building a strong following in northern New Jersey, recently packing such noteworthy venues as Maxwell's in Hoboken and Mexicali Live in Teaneck. Love Assassin has since branched out into the New York City scene, with gigs at venues such as The Bitter End and Mercury Lounge, just to name a few. As their performances pile up and their fan base continues to grow, Love Assassin plans to release their first self-produced, full-length album later this year.

Love Assassin works hard to bring quality music to their fans both in the studio and on the stage, and is fortunate to have fans that return that same dedication and work with people who return the same professionalism. So to all of you who have made and will continue to make Love Assassin's endeavors possible, we thank you!
New Day Dawn - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Driven by the sultry power of Dawn Botti's voice, New Day Dawn has that authentic rock sound that only comes from being all things Jersey!

Rock that is driven with a fierceness equal to a lioness protecting her cubs and with the wisdom and grounded-ness that comes along with that. Fun, fierce and spiritual -- the music will take you on a roller coaster of meaningful emotions.

If you were ever in the mind set of "it's not possible" then you have never met Dawn Botti, lead singer of New Day Dawn. Standing all of 5-feet tall, Botti defies stereotypes. One would never guess that this unabashed powerful and sexy rocker is also an NYU Law Grad and a senior executive with one of the largest media companies in the world. With abilities that go far beyond just good songwriting, her passionate and powerful voice will take you through every emotion -- from grief and anger to love and hope.
The Aster Pheonyx Project - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Aster Pheonyx Project
This alternative rock band is guitar driven- loud, sweet, angry and haunting. This music is filled with beautiful melodies, emotionally charged lyrics and powerful vocals. It is super charged with a back bone rhythm section the bends all limits.
Jay Everett Band - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Lisa Bianco & The Fury - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
With the pervasive presence of manufactured music acts and the increased influx of a seemingly infinite glut of well-meaning amateurs on the Internet these days, it becomes increasingly difficult to find an authentic, artistically mature, fresh voice in the world of music. Yet, substantial, meaningful artists are out there—and multi-talented singer/songwriter/electric guitarist Lisa Bianco is living proof. Her evocative and inventive songs are influenced by the alternative rock stylings of The Joy Formidable and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, combined with the pop sensibilities of Blondie and The Bangles. Her voice is emotive and unique, her songs are rich in pathos and a lust for life, and her electric guitar playing is imaginative, bold and tasteful—all amply demonstrated on her highly successful and universally praised latest EP release, Momentum.

“Combining down and dirty electrics with addictive, … sweet melodies, Bianco once again squeezes the proverbial rock and roll mainstream juice into her cup of bratty punk snarl and the results are a big, bold… compositional passion and vision.”—John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian Weekly

Having recently opened for such well-known acts as Antigone Rising and Rick Springfield, Lisa has developed her unique and compelling sound and acquired her hard-won well established authenticity by paying serious dues; that is, by playing countless live shows over the past several years. Subsequently, her fan base has become strong and growing, cultivated by her years of hitting the circuit at venues in NYC such as the Mercury Lounge, the Knitting Factory, City Winery, Webster Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Stone Pony, Maxwell’s and The Saint in New Jersey. She has recently completed a U.S. East Coast/Canadian tour, performing several times at NYC’s Anti-Folk Festival on a bill with contemporaries such as Nicole Atkins and Regina Spektor, as well as playing the CMJ Music Marathon and the Light of Day Concerts in Asbury Park (sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile and Jesse Malin). Momentum is the culmination of that rigorous yet creative and fruitful journey, and once heard it becomes evident that Lisa is an artist who has matured exquisitely. Her songs are contagious, well crafted, and poignant, and Lisa’s voice is undeniable, yet words are often not enough to describe talent such as this. The evidence lies simply in experiencing Lisa Bianco on Momentum and/or in one of her electrifying live performances (both—to get the whole picture) and letting nature take its course.

“This is truly an artist to keep an eye out for … as talented songwriters who also can boast of the charisma and talent of Bianco are rare”—Bob Smith, Good Times Magazine

Native New Yorker Lisa Bianco issued her highly anticipated EP release, Momentum, in November of 2011, and re-issued an enhanced mix version with improved packaging in June of 2012. In the wake of its successful release she was selected to join the artist roster of Daisy Rock Guitars™ along with other notable artists such as Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls, The Veronicas, Avril Lavigne and Hayley Williams of Paramore. Momentum showcases Lisa’s songwriting, singing and electric guitar playing to her great advantage. Every tune on the EP reflects her well developed artistry and her uncanny knack for great melodies, engaging lyrics and hook-laden guitar riffs. And Lisa isn’t afraid to pull out the stops in her live performances with a high-energy show that features a determined yet rich voice that’s seductive and impossible to resist, and includes great songs and energetic, dynamic guitar playing. Her shows are great fun that erases the distance between artist and audience. Simply put, whether on recordings or in live shows, Lisa Bianco creates a moving and captivating experience each time she performs.

“… [A] unique style which includes Lisa’s impressive guitar chops and infectious, hard driving melodies.” —Tiffany Razzano, The Queens Chronicle
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002