Sleepyhead, Antietam, The Royal Arctic Institute

Sleepyhead

Antietam

The Royal Arctic Institute

Sun · November 11, 2018

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

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Sleepyhead
Sleepyhead
Sleepyhead was formed in a basement room at NYU's Brittany dorm in the fall of 1989 by drummer/vocalist Rachael McNally, bassist Mike Galinsky and guitarist/vocalist Chris O’Rourke. They released their first 7" single, the Kramer-produced "Play," in 1991 on Picture Book Artifact. Four full-length albums followed in the nineties, on three different independent record labels. Punk Rock City USA was released by Slumberland Records in 1993, followed by Starduster (Homestead 1994), Communist Love Songs (Homestead 1996), and The Brighter Shore (Sealed Fate 1999). They toured the United States and Europe throughout the nineties, sharing the stage with such legendary bands as Polvo, Half Japanese, Yo La Tengo, The Grifters, The Dambuilders, Nation of Ulysses, Helium, Royal Trux, Antietam, Luna, Versus, The Magnetic Fields, and Dungbeetle.

Around the time their fourth album was released in 1999, Rachael and Chris got married, and Mike Galinsky moved on to a successful career in filmmaking. Dan Cuddy (The Special Pillow, ex-Hypnolovewheel) joined Chris and Rachael on bass. With Dan on bass, Sleepyhead did some touring for The Brighter Shore and began writing new songs. Rachael and Chris moved from New York City to Boston in 2002 after having their first child. They had another kid in 2005. By this time, they had begun recording a new album with Dan on bass, with producer Mike Deming (Pernice Brothers, Apples in Stereo, Beachwood Sparks, Lilys), at Deming’s famed Studio 45 in Hartford, and subsequently Enfield, CT. In 2004, bassist/vocalist/keyboardist Derek van Beever joined the band, and they started playing shows in Boston, Providence, and New York whenever they got the chance. In April 2013, this new lineup of Sleepyhead went into Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA to record the last three songs for their long-time-coming fifth album, Wild Sometimes, which was released on renowned Chicago indie Carrot Top Records on April 8, 2014. They played a bunch of shows in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast to celebrate the release of Wild Sometimes in 2014, and then started writing a whole bunch of new songs with Derek. In the Spring of 2018, Drawing Room Records released a well-received deluxe double vinyl LP/digital reissue of Starduster and Communist Love Songs. Sleepyhead is working on a brand new album at the legendary Boston recording studio Q Division with esteemed producer and Q Division co-founder Jon Lupfer at the helm, aiming for a 2019 release.
Antietam
Antietam
Moving into their fourth decade as a band, the group has embraced their longevity. Based in NYC, Antietam has been a life’s work and driving force for bandleader Tara Key, her husband and collaborator Tim Harris, and drummer Josh Madell. Antietam's latest release, Intimations of Immortality, is a record about pursuing that creative side with passion and honesty in the face of life’s obstacles and workaday trials. Key’s unrelenting songs push the theory of the unbending power of creativity, friendship, and perseverance, delivering a joyful and emotional set of triumphant rock and roll.
The Royal Arctic Institute
The Royal Arctic Institute
The Royal Arctic Institute is an instrumental, post-punk, cinematic jazz trio. Members John Leon (guitar), Gerard Smith (bass), and Lyle Hysen (drums) combine 50+ years of experience (Phantom Tollbooth, Das Damen, Roky Erickson’s backing band, & more). Their music is “post-everything.”
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/