Bodyface, NCM, Black Clouds, Slim Wray



Black Clouds

Slim Wray

Sun, December 28, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Bodyface - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Bodyface is a New York City, creep-rock band with balls. Due to the changing state of the recording industry, the members of Bodyface realized that the only way for them to gain recognition was to take some unconventional risks. In late 2008 Bodyface booked and planned their own European tour, taking them to such places as Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Italy, and England. The group set out in late 2009. The tour was an unqualified success. Due to the overwhelming exposure the tour generated, they caught the eye of up-and-coming director, Jonathan Felix. Mr. Felix helmed their newest music video, for the grunge/dance smash, "Water". Bodyface never sleeps - as soon as the boys returned from Europe, they immediately began principle recording for their first full-length album, Bias. The album is a dark, intense and brutal thing.
NCM - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
NCM is an eccentric and eclectic concoction of raw old-school punk, driving rhythms, and folk elements created by the music alchemist Pete Crotty.
Black Clouds - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Slim Wray - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Slim Wray
Slim Wray is a party of two that isn’t afraid to get dirty. A brotherhood based on an extensive history together in the New York City music scene, Chris Moran (drums/backing vocals) and Ryan Houser, aka “Howzr” (vocals/ guitar) have not only developed a tight musical chemistry, but have fine-tuned the art of bombastic, irreverent rock 'n roll. Running on thunderous drums and gritty, fuzz-fueled guitar riffs, Brooklyn’s Slim Wray welcomes their single “Bear” off their forthcoming album Sack Lunch.

The blues-based, primal rock duo, who finds inspiration in The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Nirvana, and The Kinks, offers up a garage rock delight with “Bear.” The single attacks with a rousing introduction and swiftly transforms into a plain good time, featuring slamming guitar chords, growling vocals, and infectious “woo hoo’s!” Raucous and gritty to the core, “Bear” provides a tantalizing taste of what’s packed in the rest of Sack Lunch.

The story of Slim Wray has been one of dedication. Howzr grew up in Indiana, while Chris was raised in the hills of Brewster, NY. Both have been musicians, pranksters, and adrenaline junkies from an early age. They separately made their way to the New York City and found each while playing in the punk and indie rock scene. Their first project together, Ten Pound Strike, produced a few EPs with legendary producer/engineer, Joe Blaney (Ramones, The Clash, The Beastie Boys, Keith Richards, Modest Mouse, etc) while blasting away at now-defunct CBGB and other rock clubs around the North East. After other members of Ten Pound Strike burned out on endless nights, the band disbanded. The two took a year hiatus as Chris explored Asia and Howzr honed his sound on old Surf and Blues albums.

The two reunited in 2011 to form a two-man project, Thick as Theives, with the goal of focusing their raw, stripped-down sound with the ghosts of the past and the attitude for today. In 2013, they renamed themselves Slim Wray and finished recording their debut album, Sack Lunch. The album was recorded live at Vault Recording Studios by producer and former bassist of The Push Stars, Dan McLoughlin.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002