TurnStyle Music Group Presents
Park After Dark
Downward Dogs, My Dear Mycroft, Cruiser, Sham
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Park After Dark
Park After Dark is a garage rock band based out of New York City.
Downward Dogs bring acoustic punk up from the curbsides of New York City with an aggressive swing; we heard rock and roll needed more horn sections, so we obliged. Picture Pixies and Steely Dan rumbling in a Burger King parking lot, brass and drone braying from mono speakers. Say hello to big choruses, swaying anthems, yelping lyricism, terse minimalism. Feel the big comfy chair from which you bark your savage orders.
My Dear Mycroft
Brooklyn-based 3-piece nightmare indie rock band that takes its name after Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's brother. My Dear Mycroft is very loosely inspired by detective stories, Hardboiled crime fiction, and poems of William Blake. The band explores grittier grindier textures with a touch of the ethereal.
Cruiser’s humble beginnings can be traced to 2012 in a Philadelphia bedroom as the solo recording project of Andy States. Cruiser’s self-titled 6-song EP quickly gathered attention online, and States rapidly assembled a trio of friends to help bring his songs from the bedroom to the stage.
With a sensibility for summer-inspired pop, coupled with a knack for crafting hooky melodies, Cruiser's EP became a staple on many playlists of both fan and critic alike.
“Kidnap Me” represents the first song collaboratively written by Cruiser as a cohesive unit. While true to form, “Kidnap Me” is Cruiser evolved; still embracing the summery, feel-good sound of the 2012 material, yet displaying a bit of introspection and new found contemplative restraint.
Sham is a suit-clad duo from Brooklyn that blends blues, funk, soul, rock, and jazz to create a sound like infinity: unhindered, timeless, and so true to the human spirit that anyone from anywhere can love it. Sham’s all original sound evokes memories of The Doors and The White Stripes from high-energy rock jams for dancing and moshing, to mellow soulful ballads that recall Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Their passion is palpable as they radiate onstage and captivate audience with thumping bass, crashing drums, squealing guitar, grooving piano, and belting harmonies. The two men behind Sham are Brett Benowitz on guitar and bass, and Damian Hudson on drums and keys. Both men sing, write, and command the stage with ease being veterans of theatre. Rightfully so they bring mystery and wonder to their songs by donning masks: Brett a golden mask of Comedy, and Damian a white mask of Tragedy. With two men, two suits, two masks, and one infinite sound, Sham is unstoppable. Shall we Sham? Sham we Shall.
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