Drinker, Nicole Mercedes
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 16 and over
"Brooklyn's most whimsical chamber pop outfit"- L Magazine
"Their songs are eclectically and musical in the purest sense of the word, the way Van Dyke Parks's music is real musician's stuff." - The Austinist SXSW review
"Friend Roulette never gives away the plot, but the distinct pleasure of discovering their dreamy Cabaret texture is enough to keep your ears duly occupied during the journey. - THE DELI
Friend Roulette has been adding members to their ding dang of musical friends since John got back from summer camp. Sounding like a concoction of Van Dyke Parks, Robert Wyatt and Aaliyah, Friend Roulette creates somewhat of an whimsical psychedelic chamber pop con cojones. With 2 drummers, violin, bass clarinet, ewi (electronic wind instrument) & the occasional string quartet, its a ding dang of a live show.
Drinker is the recording project of singer / songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn and producer / composer Ariel Loh. They started working together in the fall of 2016, shortly after they left their former bands. Ariel had just scored The Eyes Of My Mother, a horror film whose premiere at Sundance and following national release was turning heads. The ambient, analog soundscapes felt like the perfect atmosphere for the songs Aaron was writing. A point was made to explore minimal arrangements while pushing the music into different territories, all the while embracing the unexpected. The forthcoming Happy Accident EP was the result of 2 months of collaborating in Bushwick, Brooklyn and Astoria, Queens.
Aaron has since moved to LA and is bringing the songs to the stage with a band. Meanwhile, their creative collaboration continues bi-coastally with new material always brewing.