Gardenia, Brook Davis, The Bright Smoke
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
One Guitar, One Drum, One Mic, No B.S.
Gardenia is a new rock duo based out of New York City. Influenced by the dirty, noisy, underground rock scene around them, they seek to explore new sounds while revitalizing classic ones. Their newest single, "2nd Grade", is available on all platforms, and they are playing select Northeast dates this summer to support it.
Forming in the fall of 2018, Brook Davis (named after fashion mogul from One Tree Hill) aren’t your typical angsty pop punk boys. The NYC based duo is made up of guitarist/vocalist Moses Charles, and drummer Calvin Gaynor, who met in high school bonding over shared influences, such as All Time Low, The Maine, Mayday Parade and other pop punk contemporaries. The duo recorded their debut EP, Serious Damage, with Jack Mason of Spotify Studios. Through energetic riffs and enormous hooks, Brook Davis prove their catchy guitar pop isn’t to be messed with.
The Bright Smoke
The Bright Smoke is the project of musician and songwriter, Mia Wilson, and filmmaker, producer, and musician, Quincy Ledbetter.
Constant collaborators for over 10 years, Wilson (guitar, vocals) and Ledbetter (guitar, bass) began The Bright Smoke in Brooklyn as a solo performance project before quickly evolving into a full band with the addition of Karl Thomas (drums) in 2014 and solidifying their current line-up as a three piece touring act.
They have been profiled in Nylon, Ladygunn, Filter Magazine, The Deli, Baeble Music, Diffuser.fm, Impose, and Curve, among others and have been described as “A beautifully eerie example of what music can sound like when it has no limitations (Diffuser.fm)” and “an instillation of despondent intrigue that creates a positive vibe with a twang of the gloomy (The Deli).”
Having played extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada in support of their releases, Late for War (2012), Virginia et. al. (2012), and Terrible Towns (2015), Wilson and Ledbetter returned from their 2016/2017 Terrible Towns U.S. national tour to head back into the studio and create their first studio album in 4 years. Their newest album, Gross National Happiness, was released on July 5, 2019.