Lowlark are a rock'n'roll band that aspires to play North American songs with grit, groove, and soul. They think music is a verb, and aim to move on the same vital trajectory as Muddy Waters, Merle Haggard, The Band, Gram Parsons, Springsteen, Whiskeytown, Drive By Truckers, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
You can call it cosmic Americana or alt-country/soul or funky rock'n'roll, but don’t want to get all caught up with that. Lowlark just want to play music they love and see if we can’t dance down the path of the righteous without falling down too often. The band currently spend their time in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn and the great state of New Jersey.
"Dublin band The #1s are definitely power pop too, but more fall in line with bands like The Exploding Hearts or Buzzcocks; they're punk-inflected, uber-catchy and totally repeatable. Their song "Heartsmash"? Fuck, it rules... The Number Ones don't have a #1 yet, but "Heartsmash" should be yours" -Noisey
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 NYC, a Memphis juke joint of the '20s 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.
In a live setting, Pete accompanies his singing with a wide array of instruments including guitar, viola, violin, accordion and the haunting sounds of a strohviolin (a bowed string instrument where the sound is produced through a metal gramaphone-like horn). His band features a rotating cast of talented musicians and improvisers. Often utilizing very traditional blues, country and string band instrumentations (upright bass, drums, guitar, horns, banjo and pedal steel), the result is far from a polite Americana sound.
Modern Needs is
listening and dance party with special guest DJs and monthly musical
themes, held the third Friday of every month at the great Banter bar,
located in scenic Brooklyn U.S.A. The October edition features special
guest DJ MR. PICKABAR (45 Adapters/Legio SPQR). Pickabar, and your Modern Needs host and boss DJ, MR. LEE (Going In Style Sound System) will be spinning hip-shaking, foot-stomping, vinyl sounds until the wee small hours!
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Dead Flowers got its start as a celebrated music-centered online platform for its writers' passions and obsessions. It was a place to read about the classics reconsidered, the obscure brought into the spotlight, the lost re-found, and the so-called "marginal" made to matter... Those elements animate Dead Flowers Productions, an enterprise devoted to managing, booking, and promoting bands and projects that ignite those same passions.