WIM, Northern Bells (Record Release Party)
The Henry Millers, Blind Benny
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
What It Means
Northern Bells is a five piece indie-rock outfit hailing from Brooklyn via Ohio, Portland, and Maryland. A reincarnation of the fledgling lo-fi collective In Cadeo, Northern Bells creates an autumnal medley of indie and pop rock sensibilities. They've been celebrated as a more bombastic version of The National, combining the addictive melodies and epic crescendos of Annuals andThe Arcade Fire with a sprechgesang baritone lyricism reminiscent of Leonard Cohen & Jeff Tweedy.
Northern Bells is a collective of veterans from the Brooklyn music soundscape. Jared P. Scott (vocals, guitars) toured with The Hold Steady & Art Brut while in the post-punk trio Demander. He has recorded and toured with Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady & Brain Viglione of The Dresden Dolls. Pete Sustarsic (drums) also plays in Oberhofer. Fresh off a tour with Matt & Kim, Sustarsic was heralded by Relix Magazine as “the best drummer at Lollapalooza". Dan Neustadt (keys) toured with The Hold Steady and played keys on their album Heaven is Whenever. A founding member of Anti-Social Music, Neustadt has also shared the stage with Wyclef Jean and played with World/Inferno Friendship Society. Chris Loxely (cello) has played his signature string landscapes with countless bands including Akron/Family and Ponyhof. Travis Tonn (bass) also plays with The Library is on Fire and was a founding member of Rails To Russia (w/ Eytan Oren of Eytan & The Embassy).
The smart songwriting skillfully alternates between brooding and anthemic to create a decidedly intimate listening experience as showcased in Keep it in the Dark - co-produced by Girls Against Boys' Eli Janney ofThe Soft Pack, Illinois, Ryan Adams & Wilco – the debut full-length record hits the streets in December 2012.
The Henry Millers
The Henry Millers are a New York based band featuring the boy-girl duo of John MacCallum and Katie Schecter. Their alluring mix of modern synthesizer driven experimentation and pop music reminds the listener of past art collaborations that can only happen in New York.
John MacCallum: bandleader, songwriter, synth-geek, lead singer and guitarist was born and raised in New York. Katie Schecter is John’s female counterpart, always singing with a magnetic smile. John and Katie knew each other for years before they decided to start recording music together, allowing a wonderful friendship to develop into beautiful musical partnership. Katie’s unique voice has a character that helps set the music apart from other bands and her combined leadership with John is what truly defines The Henry Millers as a whole. John and Katie love to laugh, sing songs, and have staring contests.
Philip Nuttle: the bassist, is originally from the eastern shore of Maryland. Phil brings his simple grooves to a whirlwind of synths and vocal harmonies. Daniel Kirschen: drums, hails from upstate New York. He keeps the band honest, focused and sexually active.
The Henry Millers have played gigs to packed crowds at The Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, The Studio at Webster Hall, and many more in and around New York City.
Blind Benny will sweet-talk your heart, rip it out of your chest, pull it on stage, and walk away leaving you with bittersweet conflict as to why you hadn't discovered them sooner. This eclectic rock band with melodies you'll be singing well after the song is over has so effortlessly made rock pop while managing to capture the soul. Whether it be acoustic or a full band performance, the energy is explosive.
Blind Benny's Jade
$7.00 - $10.00
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