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Waiting for Henry Play Mercury Lounge Tomorrow Night

March 14th, 2014

Singer-guitarist Dave Slomin, drummer-singer Dave Ashdown and bassist Mike Chun are Waiting for Henry, “a new band of old friends.” They were all in groups in upstate New York during the late ’80s, Slomin and Ashdown bandmates, while Chu was part of a different group. Years later, Slomin, who fronted Mr. Henry, and Chun ran into each other in New York City and realized they had similar tastes in music. So when Ashdown later moved to town, the three decided to get to work. Their debut full-length, last year’s Ghosts & Compromise (stream it below), is filled with the kind of twangy guitar-driven Americana that’s seen the band compared to Wilco and Son Volt. And like with those bands, Waiting for Henry (above, performing “Here Comes the Rain”) are best experienced live. See them play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.