Mikey Erg (FULL BAND)/City Mouse (MI)/Weird Skin

Mikey Erg (FULL BAND)/City Mouse (MI)/Weird Skin

Mikey Erg (FULL BAND)/City Mouse (MI)/Weird Skin

Tue • 3.28.17

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Mikey Erg
Mikey Erg
Since the breakup of Jersey pop punk legends The Ergs!, New Brunswick native Mikey Erg has been a regular face at shows as well as constantly stayed active in music. Since the end of The Ergs!, he has toured many continents drumming for, singing, writing and playing guitar for Star Fucking Hipsters, The Dopamines, The Unlovables, Dirtbike Annie, Worriers, and Houseboat just to name a few amongst the plethora. In addition to all of that, he remains a very active solo artist on Vinnie Fiorello from Less Than Jake's label Paper + Plastik Records.
City Mouse
City Mouse
Amerikindafolkish from Atlanta GA

City Mouse's upcoming single release, "Blood Red Youth" defines what the Atlanta, Georgia, band's hometown fanbase already knew. This is a songwriting band. Since their culmination in 2013, the band's originality, forged around their own lyrics, persistence and enigmatic stage presence, has led them to sold out shows throughout Atlanta's various venues. They have shared stages with bands like The Steeldrivers, Cicada Rhythm, the Howlin' Brothers, Underhill Rose, Family & Friends, The Darnell Boys, and more.

The group became a staple of the Atlanta, Georgia, Americana scene as the trio featured on their debut EP, "Joy of Life", but continues - with occasional help from a host of noteworthy Atlanta musician friends - as a 'duo-led collective'. After some extensive touring, Michael Hudgins, co-founder and former guitarist, announced a need for a change of pace. The band's split came along amicably and, in fact, culminated in City Mouse partnering back up with Tony Terrebonne, Head Engineer of Atlanta's legendary studio, ZAC Recording Studios, and recording two final songs as the original lineup. The recordings, entitled "The Sanguine Sessions," includes Hudgins' poignant waltz about kicking bad habits with love as the catalyst, "Bloodshot Eyes", and a new song which will serve as the upcoming single from Revels' called "Blood Red Youth" - hence the 'colorful' project title. "Blood Red Youth" is a "conversation", according to Revels, between young lovers that is passionate and frenetic, "full of the nervous energy that comes along with young love. As the song goes on, the dialogue becomes more intertwined and difficult to distinguish one voice from another; a parallel to both the figurative and physical aspects of being in/ making love."

"Blood Red Youth" and "Bloodshot Eyes" denote a marked solidarity of sound that shows the growth from the band's freshman release. City Mouse celebrated their shifting band and the new songs with an over sold-out crowd at the legendary listening room of Eddie's Attic in their hometown. This process was briefly documented by an interview the trio did with OpenEars Music in Atlanta, which you can watch here. "The Sanguine Sessions" recordings will be available everywhere the Summer 2016 following the release of "Blood Red Youth". The band is currently planning a Southeastern tour for early September 2016.
Weird Skin
NY power pop / punk feat. members of House Boat, The Steinways, Skinny Genes)
Venue Information:
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave.
New York, NY, 11222
http://barmatchless.com/events.html