The Ettes

Late Show

The Ettes

Heavy Cream, Hans Condor

Tue, August 2, 2011

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

The Ettes - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Ettes
Serving up a sexy but undeniably fierce mix of pop smarts and garage rock power, the Ettes are vocalist/guitarist Lindsay "Coco" Hames, drummer Maria "Poni" Silver, and bassist Jeremy "Jem" Cohen, a trio of New Yorkers who became Los Angelenos. The band formed in 2004 and soon won a following for its mix of Nancy Sinatra style, Patsy Cline twang, and Stonesy rock. Radio airplay and live shows contributed to the Ettes' buzz, which eventually led to the group signing with Sympathy for the Record Industry. Along with the Dead and Gone single and From the Songbook of Greg Cartwright, a split with the likeminded Fondas, the label released the Ettes' first full-length, Shake the Dust, which the band recorded with London garage rock producer extraordinaire Liam Watson. For the follow-up, the band headed back to London to record with Watson again. The resulting album, Look at Life Again Soon, was issued by Take Root in September of 2008.
Heavy Cream - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Heavy Cream
Heavy Cream's aura is the color bad. They are three girls and one guy from Nashville, Tennessee that play rock and roll Stonehenge punk. Their music is youth incarnate; fast and loud and exuberant. Ripping through their set with the ferociousness of a mountain lion, their primal beats, catchy riffs and bewitching drones leave you wondering when Joey Ramone and Suzie Quattro had a love child.

A full length LP will be out in June on Infinity Cat Recordings and Heavy Cream will be on tour all year.
Hans Condor - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
When the button of Charles Guitar Condor's fuzz pedal clicks on, Paul Revere goes on his midnight ride. When Erik Bass Condor hits that low G note, fuzzed and flanged, Che Guevara asks, "Why does the guerrilla fighter fight!?” The chandeliers begin to rattle. When Roger Drum Condor double times the marching kick, Karl Marx agrees, "You have nothing to lose but your chains." Hans Condor's rock n roll is Iggy asking Stooge's drummer Scott "Rock Action" Ashton, "Rock Action, the drum set keeps get'n smaller every practice. You some kind of creep or something?" Scott answers, " Nah, Ig, I've been hanging out with the Motown guys." Hans Condor is the MC5 yelling out the window of the 5's communal home, "Tyner, YOU GOT TO RUN. Burn that ice cream off, fella." The lead singer breaks into a sprint – and grows the largest afro known to white men – lapping faster and faster around a house that would later be firebombed by the FBI. Listen to Hans Condor and stay high."
- Chet "the Cheetah" Weise
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002