The Sweet Things, Big Eyes

The Sweet Things

Big Eyes

David Strange, The Living Strange

Fri · June 2, 2017

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

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Sweet Things
The Sweet Things
Soul trio from Washington D.C.

Francine Barker a.k.a. Francine Hurd formed the group with Dyanne Stewart and Nancy J. Johnson in the mid 60's and debuted at Mira Records, a subsidiary of los Angeles' Mirwood. They released just one single with the name The Darlettes before they named themselves The Sweet Things and signed a contract in 1965 with Columbia's Date.
Big Eyes
Big Eyes
Big Eyes continue to be one of NYC's best-kept secrets as far as melodic punk bands go. Their 2013 album Almost Famous sounds as good now as the day it came out, and it's exciting news that we'll finally be getting a followup this year. It's called Stake My Claim, and it comes out on August via Don Giovanni (pre-order). As you know if you've seen them live lately, Big Eyes have been incorporating more classic rock riffage into their sound, and that is definitely coming across in the songs we've heard from this album. On "Behind Your Eyes," which premieres in this post, there's also some of the '60s-pop-inspired-punk that we know from the Ramones, The Queers, and to some extent Weezer. Picture that sound with a little Thin Lizzy or The Runaways thrown in, and you've got a pretty good idea of this new Big Eyes record.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003