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Don’t Miss Little Green Cars Tonight at Music Hall (Seriously)

March 26th, 2013

They’re barely out of their teens, but the five members of Dublin’s Little Green Cars—Stevie Appleby (vocals and guitar), Faye O’Rourke (vocals and guitar), Dylan Lynch (drums and vocals), Adam O’Regan (guitar and vocals) and Donagh Seaver O’Leary (bass and vocals)—have already been making music together for five years, a lively brand of folk-tinged rock filled with five-part harmonies and stirring melodies. But it’s an urban brand of roots rock, according to The Guardian, “more Brooklyn than Nashville or Texas.” Their debut album, Absolute Zero, arrives this summer on Glassnote, home to Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club. But you don’t need to wait that long to hear some of their new tunes because Little Green Cars (above, doing a soaring a cappella version of “Red” for The Bowery Presents Live) play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

(Watch an interview with Little Green Cars and see them perform “The Consequences of Not Sleeping” exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live.)

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A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument

February 8th, 2013

The Bowery Presents and production partner Show Cobra are proud to support the theatrical run of A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument. The film, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, is directed by Matt Boyd and it tells the tale of Walter Baker, an eccentric multi-instrumentalist struggling to create art and make ends meet while raising a son with his third wife, in Brooklyn. And tonight, the documentary begins a weeklong run at Dumbo’s reRun Theater (http://rubberband.eventbrite.com), presented by the IFP and Factory 25. Screenings will include music by Baker and some of the Track + Field sessions Matt directed for The Bowery Presents Live, like Alt-J, Metric, Daughter, Little Green Cars, Virgin Forest and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Little Green Cars Are a Band on the Verge

January 18th, 2013

Little Green Cars make lively folk rock heavy on the harmonies. Their debut album, Absolute Zero, arrives in March via Glassnote Records, home to Mumford & Sons and Two Door Cinema Club. And with this soaring a cappella rendition of “Red” at the Tibet House in Chelsea, it’s clear the Dublin five-piece is poised for bigger things.

In an interview, also filmed at the Tibet House, Stevie Appleby and Faye O’Rourke reminisce about the band’s beginnings, their childhood influences and why writing happy music is a challenge. Watch the interview: http://tbp.im/VP1Bnt. See them perform “The Consequences of Not Sleeping”: http://tbp.im/VQWfrO.

And subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live for more intimate performances and revealing interviews, plus the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming shows, like Ra Ra Riot next Tuesday at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

(Little Green Cars play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/26.)

 

Little Green Cars Are Ireland’s Next Big Thing

November 6th, 2012

They’re each just 20 years old, but the five members of Dublin’s Little Green Cars have already been making music together for five years, a brand of folk-tinged rock filled with layered harmonies and stirring melodies. But it’s an urban brand of roots rock, according to The Guardian, “more Brooklyn than Nashville or Texas.” Watch their acoustic version of “The Consequences of Not Sleeping” done exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube. Their debut album will arrive in early 2013 via Glassnote, the label that brought us Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club and the Temper Trap.

In an interview, also filmed at the Tibet House, Stevie Appleby and Faye O’Rourke reminisce about the band’s beginnings, their childhood influences and why writing happy music is a challenge. Watch the interview: http://tbp.im/VP1Bnt. And subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live to watch more performances and interviews like these, and the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming shows.

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CMJ Music Marathon Starts Tomorrow

October 15th, 2012

Here in New York City, it’s the most musical time of the year because the CMJ Music Marathon, tomorrow through Saturday, is upon us (check out a selection of the bands you can see, above): five days and nights jam packed with bands playing in all sorts of places, including those you wouldn’t normally think would have a concert, plus plenty of the usual suspects. The Bowery Ballroom hosts CMJ lineups on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mercury Lounge welcomes the Aquarium Drunkard: No Jacket Required lineup tomorrow, the Windish Showcase on Wednesday, the Merge Records Showcase on Thursday, a FREE late-night show with Ratking on Friday and the MezzoForte Showcase on Saturday. And, of course, Music Hall of Williamsburg is on in this, too, with the Captured Tracks Showcase on Thursday and the Fat Wreck/Rocks Off Showcase on Friday. And once again we’re throwing our annual day party at Pianos with seven bands downstairs and six upstairs on Saturday. Get involved with a whole day of great tunes plus bloody marys and margaritas.