Pete Lanctot, Aaron Lavigne, Damn Glad

Pete Lanctot

Pete Lanctot is a singer songwriter living in Brooklyn NY. His songs are surreal and mysterious narratives often featuring sordid casts of characters who's time, locations and origins are vague, and seem equally likely to be found in present day New York City, a Memphis juke joint of the 1920s or hitchhiking a depression era plains state highway. Musically, Pete's songs carry on the american traditions of blues, folk and country music while avoiding reproduction and derivation, and embrace sonic experimentalism and the avant garde. Traditional blues and ballad forms are bent from their original shapes by untraditional playing techniques, droning accompaniments, and interactive free improvisation within the band.

Aaron Lavigne

Aaron is a singer/songwriter and actor originally from Cincinnati, OH. Now based out of New York City, his musical abilities have made him fortunate enough to perform in many musical arenas including the Broadway National Tour of 'RENT’ where he started building his diverse national fan base from the grass roots. This includes a strong following in the College Market, to free loving hippie folk, to professionals young AND old.

Aaron released his first LP ‘The DownTown Crowd’ in August, 2010. As a soloist, Aaron won $10K @ for the Season 4 Singer/Songwriter Contest with his song ‘Detroit Song’. ‘The DownTown Crowd’ has played to acclaim in such NYC venues including Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, National Underground, and Rockwood Music Hall to name a few.
Aaron used to raise funds to complete his new upcoming EP "Call Your Mom!"

Damn Glad

NYC rock group DAMN GLAD wants you! All killer no filler! When a melody or chorus from a song swims endlessly around in your head, the artist has done their job whether you like it or not. Great memorable songs always separate the men from the boys. It's time to connect with one authentic rock group with substance that does just that.

The NYC power trio rock group DAMN GLAD is set to release their 3rd album "It's Always Something" in January 2013 via ITunes and other major online retail outlets.

"Third time is the charm" says singer/guitarist/songwriter Matt Kurzban. "This is DG's best album to date and we had a great time as a band making this record and self producing ourselves along the way".

The title of the album obviously reflects true to DG's philosophy. Stay on your toes because as soon as you get comfortable or feel secure, something comes along to remind you that life will have it's way with you. Hence the the title "It's Always Something". Say this phrase out loud when something goes awry and you will instantly feel better about things. Accepting the notion that life isn't easy makes it easier by not expecting ease. Make sense?

DAMN GLAD is headed up by singer/guitarist/songwriter Matt Kurzban, Jeff Baker on drums and Gio Giovanni on bass. Their energy and style of soulful power rock keeps you humming for hours while succinct, lyrical content will help you get out of bed in the morning.

INGREDIENTS: High energy and personality is DG's formula for putting on a show worth mention. The driving guitars, infectious grooves and memorable melodies/harmonies distinguish their sound as a power trio keeping it real. No gimmicks. Just catchy, driving rock with attitude! Their power and honesty shine through with songs ranging from tough grooving toe tappers, soulful ballads to dark melodic rockers. Stream the entire album right here!

DG released their sophmore album "Not For Nothing" in 2009 following their debut effort "And That's That!" in 2005. DG has shared the stage with national acts while pounding the NYC/Brooklyn rock scene. Having appeared on network tv, their music has been featured in indie films, reality shows and on various cable channels such as MTV & VH1.

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