West End Motel

Late Show

West End Motel


Thu, November 29, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

West End Motel - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
West End Motel
West End Motel is a conglomerate of losers and poets and hobo-sexuals. Tom Cheshire met Brent Hinds in Atlanta on a corner under a bridge in 1993. They were panhandling and drinking cough syrup, and songs just started spewing out of them. Songs were written on an acoustic guitar and a bucket for drums, with the occasional toy piano in the background. Much booze was consumed and late nights turned
into early mornings. They write and sing for the underdog and the everyday person. The music is honest, like a Filipino kid tap dancing in the wind. Throw Mike Shina, Stiff Penalty and Ben Thrower into the mix and you got yourself a good time. These men love music, it is that simple, and they write for people who love music. They write songs of love and loss and laughter. The new album "Only Time Can Tell" comes out in October, 2012.
Ricer - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Atlanta based Ricer return to the scene of the crime with their bigger & badder "XXX+SIZE", the follow-up to 2010's debut release "#2's". Are you ready?

To prime you, lets have a quick history lesson. Ricer was formed in Atlanta in late 2009. Their current line-up consists of: Brandi Turner, the singer/slinger who can make both your eyes tear up & your ears bleed with one swoop of her six strin
gs; Dallas Peavy, the cymbal smashing man crush of any number of Atlanta bands who can kill you with a wink of his eye; and Billy Duncan, the tattooed master of the four string who once made Judge Joe Brown beg for mercy. It was this lineup that made the Chinese officially change the year 2010 to the year of the "Ricer-Chicken" in honor of the cover star of their awe-inspiring debut.

It's 2011 now and Ricer is set to unleash the follow-up that will make the whole world take notice, not just the Chinese. "XXX+SIZE" expands the Ricer sound while also refining it. From the poppy punk of Switch and Ladyfingers, (think of the band Ricer); to the otherworldly, almost film noirish One on One and Strangers, (not unlike a darker Ricer); to the neo-musique concréte UN/Terror Kids, (like Ricer collaborating with long time noise provocateur Sequence 3); to Bleeder, (think of Ricer crushing your soul & spirit then helping you up so they might crush your conception of listening to anything but Ricer); "XXX+SIZE" has, to borrow the motto of WREK's Destroy All Music, - "something for everyone". China got it in 2010, now 2011 will be the year of Ricer for the rest of the world.

Are you ready? For the future? For the Mad, Heavy....HEAT!!
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002