Sonny & The Sunsets – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – July 30th, 2011

Sonny & The Sunsets

Event Off Sale: Tickets no longer available

Sonny & The Sunsets

The Sandwitches, Friends, Carnivores

Sat, July 30, 2011

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

$10.00 DOS

Sonny & The Sunsets
Sonny & The Sunsets
Sonny & the Sunsets' busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop's otherworldly despair, the kitchen sink savoir faire of The Raincoats, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman, with and without The Modern Lovers. Helmed by the acclaimed singer / songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour pianoman Sonny Smith, The Sunsets have featured a revolving door lineup that became permanent with Kelley Stoltz, Tahlia Harbour, Ryan Browne and Zack Ehrlich. Still more friends and neighbors including John Dwyer, Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin cosmically appeared to contribute to the debut LP, Tomorrow is Alright. The LP is limited to 500 copies. Tomorrow is Alright hits on all the right zones, from sly VU-like observations to the true bedlam explored by Holy Modal Rounders. All the while, Sonny's pen is soaked with an EC comics sense of storytelling, touching equally on the macabre, the absurd, the humorous, and above all, the entertaining.
The Sandwitches
The Sandwitches
SF trio of girls and guy, making shaky-sweet garage, surf, and country pop of a delightfully psychedelic vibe. "Their album How to Make Ambient Sadcake (released on local label Turnup Records) is a blend of thrift store vinyl sound and twangy lyrics which evoke a different time in San Francisco music history- at least a decade before these twenty-something's Facebook timeline began." --Bay Guardian
Friends
Friends
A vibrant troupe consisting of individually talented and enthusiastic musicians, Friends's tongue-in-cheek pop music is making some serious waves in an increasingly jaded industry.
Carnivores
Carnivores
"The Carnivores' keyboardist, Caitlin Lang, is classically trained in piano, but on "If I'm Ancient" (Double Phantom), the group's appealingly messy second album, she sounds equally trained in punk barking. On the breatless "Parent's Attic," she's petulant, and on the riveting garage-rock number "Summer Shades," she's sweetly shrieking. Ms. Lang shares vocal duties with the guitarist Nathaniel Higgins, who sings drily, and the bassist Philip Frobos, whose bright tone anchors the band's songs, which have become more digressive and dirtier since it released it's first album, "All Night Dead U.S.A." (The band also includes the drummer Ross Politi.) That album had a tropical undercurrent in the mode of early Vampire Weekend or Abe Vigoda. It's here, too, on songs like "Cause She Never Stops," which could be the soundtrack for a chase scene on surfboards. "Georgia Power Company" has it, too, but also shows the band's development, drowning it beneath a woozy psychedelic haze." - The New York Times
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/