Richard Lloyd  Album Release Show, Love Crushed Velvet, Smoky White Devils

Richard Lloyd Live at The Bowery Electric

Richard Lloyd Album Release Show, Love Crushed Velvet, Smoky White Devils

Thu · November 15, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Richard Lloyd (concert)
Richard Lloyd (concert)

Richard Lloyd is a member of the amazing classic 1970's indie rock band Television. Television recorded two albums for Elektra, Marquee Moon and Adventure.

Television recorded two albums for Elektra, Marquee Moon and Adventure. As a debut release in 1977, Marquee Moon remains on lists of greatest albums in rock and roll history, and has never been out of print..

Terry Ork (Richard Lloyd's roommate at the time) and Lloyd went to Reno Sweeney's one night during the summer of 1973, where Richard saw Tom Miller play three songs. Lloyd leaned over to Ork during the second song and told him that this fellow had something, but was missing something, and what he was missing, Lloyd had. He advised Ork that if Terry could convince Tom, the combination of Lloyd and Miller would have the makings of the band Terry Ork was looking for. This was the beginning of the formation of the band Television. Miller would eventually change his last name to Verlaine and Richard Meyers became Richard Hell and promised to learn the bass as they went along. With the addition of Billy Ficca on drums, the quartet was complete. Television rehearsed seven days a week for five or six hours a day during the fall and winter of 1973, and made their first public performance on March 2, 1974, at the Town House Theatre on W. 44th St.

After Television first disbanded in 1978, Lloyd released one album for Elektra Records called Alchemy.[2] During his solo career, as a guitarist and session musician he has worked with various artists in the music industry, including Matthew Sweet, John Doe (of the band X), and Stephan Eicher. In 1990 Lloyd recorded a cover version of the Roky Erikson/13th Floor Elevators song "Fire Engine", which was included on the various artists' tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye.

He is also known to teach other aspiring guitarists in his studio in New York City, where he frequently produces other acts. He acted as producer and recording engineer as well as a member of the band Rocket From The Tombs, entitled Rocket Redux, which was released on Smog Veil Records. He has also produced a number of records for other local bands, including The Blondes, Inc., Chris Purdy, Miss Mother USA and Kevin Otto. as well as Skinny Girls Are Trouble (2010), the third album from country-punk songwriter Jim Neversink.[4][5][6] He still owns the famous pinstriped Stratocaster he played with Television.

His other current projects include a reformation of Rocket From The Tombs. He has now released six solo albums. Alchemy in 1979, Field of Fire in 1986 (re-released in 2007 with an additional disc of music), his live disc Real Time in 1987 (recorded at CBGB) and The Cover Doesn't Matter in 2001. The Radiant Monkey was released on Parasol Records in late 2007. The CD features Lloyd playing everything but the drums (manned by session drummer Chris Purdy and, on one track, Television's Billy Ficca). 2009 saw his most ambitious album yet: The Jamie Neverts Story, a tribute to his hero Jimi Hendrix and dedicated to the memory of his friend Velvert Turner. It was released on Parasol Records. "Jamie Neverts" was the secret codename that Velvert and Lloyd came up with to prevent all the kids in the neighborhood from trying to come along when they went to see Hendrix. In 2016, he released Rosedale. While Richard plays all the instruments on most of Rosedale, he has Billy Ficca and Chris Frantz on a few tracks, and a couple of tracks feature musicians from his new hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Love Crushed Velvet
Love Crushed Velvet
Comfortably moving between anthemic choruses, glam-rock bounce and dark ballads, the sound of Love Crushed Velvet is the mirror’s reflection of the adult amusement park that is New York City--the band’s backyard. While parodying our fame-obsessed culture, the band doesn’t shy away from indulging in its excesses while being cognizant of its emotional aftereffects.
Smoky White Devils
Smoky White Devils
The quartet of veteran players is fronted by Richie Owens on vocals, slide and rhythms guitars, and harmonica. Nick Kane, from the platinum years of The Mavericks, plays lead guitar. Forming the granite-tough rhythm section are Michael “Fergie” Ferguson, consummate session player and touring musician for Country Rock duo, Trailer Choir and bassist John Reed, of longtime Nashville punk rock rebel pioneers Raging Fire.

Owens is also the scion of mountain music royalty. His great-grandfather was the musician who inspired the Jack White character in the movie Cold Mountain. His father, also a picker, managed and wrote songs for Dolly Parton. Owens himself has produced high-profile albums for Parton, the Georgia Satellites and the Kentucky Headhunters, among others, and has several signature instruments under the Washburn brand.

Kane, a Grammy winning musician, has led his own post-Maverick bands and is a master of rock, blues, rockabilly, country and just about any style he dives into with his unrelenting prowess. Reed continues his longstanding musical partnership with Owens, with whom he performed in Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau as well as recorded with Dolly Parton, and Ferguson has spent time as a session drummer for Dolly Parton as well as performing on stage with artists such as Johnny Solinger of Skid Row.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003