LUV DOT GOV, Bikini Carwash, Lackluster Brother, Kalene

LUV DOT GOV

Bikini Carwash

Lackluster Brother

Kalene

Tue ยท October 22, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

LUV DOT GOV
LUV DOT GOV
Luv Dot Gov, the brainchild of Matthew Pop (vocals/guitar) and Stevie Seaweeds (drums/vocals), was born on a rooftop in Brooklyn in the summer 2016 as a response to dark, trying times โ€” both personally and politically. The band would quickly become a vehicle for some of the best emotionally honest power pop this side of the 90s. Thankfully, they were armed with the finest collection of tunes penned by Pop over the course of his decades-long career, marrying heartbroken but hopeful lyrics to sticky-sweet melodies โ€” all set to precisely arranged, chunky down-tuned guitars.
By fall 2016, the fledgling Luv Dot Gov had recruited Sean Egan on bass, and had a few local gigs under their belts. However, stressed and depressed in a post-election US, Pop ran away to Scotland for a brief respite in November. It was here he linked up with Graeme Young, a producer and operator of Chamber Studio in Edinburgh. A plan was soon hatched to record Luv Dot Gov's debut album abroad, taking advantage of Young's top notch equipment, expertise and extensive network of first-class musicians. After another smattering of stateside and UK shows, Matt and Steve decamped to Scotland for the spring of 2017 to lay down tracks for the record. Here, isolated from the stressors of the States, the songs blossomed into intricate but accessible pop-rock anthems, equally suited for blasting out a car stereo or headphones-on introspection.
Upon Matt and Steve's return to New York that summer, the band rounded out its roster by bringing in Patrick Fischer (keyboard/synth) and Matt Middleton (lead guitar). Now equipped to capture the record's expansive arrangements live, the new five-piece lineup started honing their skills, sharpening their set into a muscular, airtight slice of indie rock. Soon thereafter, they began booking gigs at venues both trendy and historic (Pine Box Rock Shop, the Bitter End), winning over audiences with their lively stage presence and nostalgic yet forward-thinking sound. Meanwhile, Young continued refining tracks across the pond; the resulting album, the hooky and bittersweet "At Least We've Got This Madness," has been released in spring 2018. In honour of its release, the band played nearly a dozen shows during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, along with many UK and US tour dates this summer.
Bikini Carwash
Bikini Carwash
Bikini Carwash is a fast, energetic rock 'n' roll band made up of four attractive Brooklynites whose cumulative friendship spans half a century. Former members of Metro Stylee, INDK, Dirty Mary, the Divide, the Stop Shopping Choir, Kissy Kamikaze and King Chango (among others), they serve up their lovingly handcrafted, artisinal, gluten-free, original compositions with a strong dose of punk, a smattering of pop and a light dusting of vocal harmony. Bikini Carwash loves dogs and babies and hates phonies and litterers.
Lackluster Brother
Lackluster Brother
Lackluster Brother is a three-piece hailing from Fairfield, CT. Since forming in late 2018, the band has already performed in some of the Northeast's top mid-sized venues, including Mercury Lounge, Toad's Place, and Rockwood Music Hall. Combining influences from The Beatles, The Police, and The Grateful Dead, the band released their first single, 'Midnight Woman' on July 19, 2019, and will be releasing an EP at the end of the summer.
Kalene
Kalene
An alt-pop singer songwriter, Kalene draws comparisons to Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks and The 1975 with bold, offbeat lyrics, catchy hooks, hypnotic beats and distinct vocals that swirl between innocent and searing.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/