LIVE! at The Mercury Lounge (217 East Houston Street)
Thursday, June 30th 7PM
New York Magazine (Approval Matrix): http://nymag.com/arts/all/approvalmatrix/70961/
Nylon Magazine: http://www.nylonmag.com/?section=article&parid=5732
Lindbergh Palace started out remixing the likes of Rihanna, Yoko Ono (both remixes were number 1 on the Billboard dance charts) and The Killers. The band, comprised of four people - Leah Hayes, Jonathan Benedict (former A&R Director of Island/Def Jam), Josh Harris (well, Josh Harris) and Alex Hamadey, is now creating their own dark electronic pop songs with ancient synthesizers, spacey guitars and house beats from old drum machines. They are fronted by two singers, Leah (http://leahhayes.com/, also of Scary Mansion) and JB (Jonathan Benedict, also of Jones Street Station). Both are influenced by New Order, Robyn, and The Knife. With its whispery vocals and captivating electro pop bassline, the song recently soundtracked a video for fashion designers Alex and Eli. Leah is also a graphic novelist published by Fantagraphics and JB is a music producer who runs a studio in Brooklyn and composes music for film and TV commercials.
"Starz" (Live @ Smith Street Studios) Off of Lindbergh Palace EP http://tinyurl.com/5vfjs4r
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover) (Live @ Smith Street Studios)
An amazing special guest in the opening spot: ONLY SON (Jack Dishel)
Dishel was frontman of the New York City band Stipplicon, lead guitarist for The Moldy Peaches and is currently pursuing his individual project Only Son. Only Son’s sophomore record, Searchlight, was released January 18, 2011. Searchlight features standout tracks like “Magic” and “It’s a Boy” as well as guest appearances by Regina Spektor and members of The Strokes and Of Montreal. It was co-produced with Dishel’s lifelong friend Eddie “Pull” Frente of the band kHz.
PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!
The after party will be held at the legendary venue, Dark Room. A short time ago, it was not uncommon to bump into Interpol or even The Killers at this super cool spot. Dark Room is located LITERALLY right around the corner from Mercury Lounge. All you have to do is show up, drink and have fun. That's it. Alex Hamadey (of Lindbergh Palace) and I will be your DJs for the night! For those who know my modus operandi and what a huge pop whore I am, you know what to expect. For those who don't, expect everything from The Pet Shop Boys, Bowie and The Smiths to The Police, Stuart Price and other disco, pop and new wave gems! Again, we tend to wear our hearts on our sleeves.
F to 2nd Ave, then walk east on the south side of Houston St between Ludlow and Essex; J, M to Essex St then, walk north to Houston St. and turn left. Mercury Lounge will be on your left.
Within Manhattan: Take either 7th Ave, Broadway, Bowery or 2nd Ave South to Houston St. Make a left at Houston St. Mercury Lounge will be on your right at the corner of Essex St just past Ludlow St. Or take the FDR Drive to the Houston St. Exit and stay on Houston until Essex St. Mercury Lounge will be on your right.
From Brooklyn: Take I-278 East (BQE) to Exit 29A (Manhattan Bridge N). Continue on to Chrystie St, then turn right at Houston St. Mercury Lounge will be on your right at the corner of Essex St. Or take the Williamsburg Bridge to Delancy St, then make a right on Essex St. Mercury Lounge will be on your left at the corner of Houston and Essex.
From New Jersey: Take the Holland Tunnel. Exit towards Laight St. Turn left at 6th Ave / Ave of the Americas. Turn right on W Houston St and follow for 1 mile to Houston St & Essex St. Mercury Lounge will be on your right.