217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
The Racquets are an indie rock outfit back in action after 2ish years hibernating. Cutting their teeth in sweaty house shows at Wesleyan University, the band built a dedicated fan base playing a mix of drunken covers and their own anthemic, retro-tinted alternative. Owing as much of a debt to Carly Rae Jepsen as they do to the aughts Manhattan scene, The Racquets bring a keen ear for hooks to their high-energy shows. Their debut EP’s fresh out of the oven and The Racquets are ready to finally pogo in the big apple.
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.
$10 - $12