Junk Boys, Pollens, Heavy Birds

Fri, November 13, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

WAND - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
September 2013, Wand was quietly dismembered and ritually eaten in the hills near Dodger Stadium. Wand reborn as “Wand”— an obese organ falsely organized as 4 overjoyous nerds. Four flesh balloons betting on a few aging amplifiers. I hear they listen to Here Come the Warm Jets on loop all day and plot mail fraud. I hear they stole Dale Crover’s car and sacrificed it to the weather near the Los Angeles County Line. Some few things, at least, are certain: Wand hears ghosts. Wand prefers serpents. The Sun is the mother of every fiction. All phenomena will be consumed in alphabetical order, but desire will recirculate ad infinitum. If all else fails, Wand will just devour more hands.
Junk Boys - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Is blues the music of the Devil? The minor third note interval that's the basic ingredient of anything bluesy is famous for conveying a sad feeling, not evil, but - at least according to Wikipedia - "the word [blues] may have come from the term blue devils," and "depending on the religious community a musician belonged to, it was more or less considered as a sin to play this low-down music." W guess that simple fact made the genre very attractive to young rebels... who ended up moving to the more liberal US coasts...
Brooklyn's Junk Boys, an obscure band we stumbled upon almost randomly, seems to accept and even promote this notion. Their debut single "Call On Me" (streaming) features a devilish cover art, and an apocaliptic sound at least in part reminiscent of a hammondless and heavier version of The Doors, another band that enjoyed blue references to Beelzebub.-The Deli
Pollens - (Set time: 8:35 PM)
Ready. Pollens is from Seattle, re-formed in Brooklyn. No memory. No culture. No guitars. Pollens is group singing, big bright and upright, and crunchy, interlocking percussion. They call their music bogo beat. Hybrids, mash, flag-less and feral. Pollens blends uptempo post-punk, Congolese trance, American noise, and Angolan techno. Quick. Toothy. Warm.Pollens sing about the body, negotiation, asymmetry, bad men, about witches and warnings from animals, lovesickness/homesickness, and contest champions.
Heavy Birds - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Heavy Birds' sound is a perfect mix of psychedelia, minimalism, and the late 80's UK punk scene, or as the band states: "What constant exposure to life sounds like." They have self-released a 7" single, a drone cassette via the boutique label Mineral Tapes, and are set to release their debut LP "Drag".
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002