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 singing and songwriting duo comprised of Damian Hudson and Brett Benowitz. Together they have a sound that can be compared to the jazz and funk sound of the old south. Yet, they have a unique blend with new aged production skill. Brett plays the acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Damian plays the keys and drums. Their music is meant to blend drama with sound. The extremes of comedy & tragedy are heightened by the masks they often wear in videos and performances. These breakout artists are taking the NYC music scene by storm with their first album Watch The House available on iTunes, Spotify & Soundcloud.