217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
The Racquets are an indie rock outfit who cut their teeth playing sweaty house shows and are now playing sweaty club shows. The Racquets are excited to return to Mercury Lounge; their debut EP is streaming on all platforms.
Cohen had love. Cave had god. Griffin Robillard? He had capitalism and a beat up telecaster. He’s heard it all. Brooklyn’s over. We’ll need to leave the planet. The Republicans have the next election in the bag. Despite this, a new day dawns. “How do we navigate this?” he asks. Call it what you want— slow disco, new rave pop, folktronic—but it’s his answer.
Working with Jon Niess and Charlie Kramsky (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed) on his 2017 release ‘Cracks in the Ceiling’ he drew comparisons to Bryan Ferry and Rufus Wainwright. Borrowing from doo-wop to hip hop, his next record ‘King of the Laymen’ is slated for release in 2020.