Hours to Kill, Rich Girls, Tiides, Frankly Benjamin

Hours to Kill

Rich Girls

Tiides

Frankly Benjamin

Thu ยท June 22, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Hours to Kill
Hours to Kill
Rich Girls
Rich Girls
Rich Girls is the solo project of Luisa Black (The Blacks). After the break-up of her SF/NY-based garage trio in 2010, Black was reluctant to assemble a new band. Instead she began work on a series of demos, writing and recording the full band instrumentation herself. Eventually she joined forces with engineer Sean Beresford to produce The One I Want , a collection of garage rock torch songs from the dark end of the street. Black's enduring obsession with tone ("I'm always chasing the perfect reverb"), stripped down, elemental guitar and hard-hitting drums returns in Rich Girls' debut EP. The One I Want takes the minimalist, garage-inspired instrumentation of The Blacks into dark pop territory with the addition of bass, piano and Black's signature reverb-heavy vocal sound. The result is a pop confessional of love and addiction backed by tuneful, early-Cure inspired guitar lines. EP single "Sink Like Stones" offers an up-tempo embrace of self-destruction disguised as a summer pop song. To accompany the track, Black scripted a short horror film and teamed up with director Stokes McIntyre to produce it as a music video. The video was shot in San Francisco and featured a cast of local musicians and artists playing low-bottom rock and rollers. Video and EP was released on Tricycle Records in late 2013.
Tiides - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Tiides
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/