Lovechild, Pat Stone and the Dirty Boots, The Commuters, Ransom Pier, Frankly Benjamin

Lovechild

Pat Stone and the Dirty Boots

The Commuters

Ransom Pier

Frankly Benjamin

Thu · April 13, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Lovechild
Lovechild
Lovechild is the musical project of New York based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Leo Liebeskind.
The Commuters
The Commuters are an alternative rock band that hail from New York, but their kinetic, personal anthems capture an alt-rock essence that aspires toward worldwide appeal. Their 2012 debut, Rescue, earned the band accolades and exposure from outlets as wide-reaching and influential as college radio, mtvU, PureVolume and Guitar World. But more importantly, it spoke to listeners in a direct, uncomplicated way that created a devoted worldwide audience thanks to the band's songs being equal parts melody and honesty. There 2016 EP "Before I Was Born" is out on August 12 and has already garnered rave reviews. Come check them out at their EP release show.

"With NYC roots and a worldwide appeal, the band is sure to steal your heart before the song's three minutes is up." - Idobi Radio

"The Commuters make the kind of thoughtful rock music that resonates with all the right emotions and takes serious cues from heartfelt confessionals. Their new single, "Rescue," is a prime example, utilizing soaring guitar work and deeply felt vocals to create a piece of music that's as vulnerable as it is blunt." – PureVolume.com

"With their debut album "Rescue," the band is well on the way to positioning itself on the forefront of today's rock scene. "Rescue" is a collection of 11 anthemic rock songs that are sure to place the band among others like The Fray and Coldplay." – Washington Square News
Ransom Pier
"Ransom Pier's music offers listeners a combination of potent lyricism and technical prowess that places them firmly among the highest echelon of undiscovered acts along the Eastern seaboard. Their brand of rock draws unabashedly on the roots of the American songbook - from Dylan to Motown - with an eye to future sounds, and has been compared to a darker, edgier Lake Street Dive."
Frankly Benjamin
Frankly Benjamin
Frankly Benjamin is a seven-piece indie rock band based out of Brooklyn.

It was at Walter Reed Middle School in Los Angeles where Caitlin Cook (vocals, guitar) and Wyatt Stone (vocals, guitar) first met. The two twelve-year-olds became fast friends while singing and performing in the school. For the next decade, both separately pursued music, gathering stories and writing songs along the way. Then in the summer of 2016, fate brought the the two back together in Brooklyn, and they began writing together alongside Gregory Bunis (baritone saxophone). Out of this foundation, Frankly Benjamin would emerge, welcoming musicians Kevin Urvalek (drums, vocals), William Carrigan (bass, vocals), Daniel Thompson (trombone), and Connor Phoenix (keys) into the fold to fill out their ever-growing sound. And shortly after, the seven-piece Brooklyn-based band began to take the stages of such classic New York City venues as Webster Hall, Arlene's Grocery, and Bowery Electric.

With its members hailing from all over America and drawing from the vast landscape of musical influences, Frankly Benjamin embraces a fresh and formidable sound that is equal parts indie rock, soul, and folk. A gritty descendant of the Decemberists, second cousin to Parliament/Funkadelic, or great-grandchild of Fleetwood Mac, Frankly Benjamin effortlessly blends raw lyricism, resounding harmonies, and infectious melodies with echoes of classic soul brought to bear by the band's prominent horn section.

As the band continues to play out and refine their live presentation, they are concurrently in the process of recording their debut EP and several subsequent singles. One of these singles ("Old Friend") describes an encounter between two old friends and the realization that they don't have anything in common anymore. Luckily for Frankly Benjamin and its fans, Caitlin Cook and Wyatt Stone were able to pick up right where they left off and then some. Life does indeed have a habit of coming full circle.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/