The Bowery Ballroom
Alberta Cross

Alberta Cross

The Ludlow Thieves, Street Smells

Thu, September 13, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 18 and over

Alberta Cross
Alberta Cross
Since forming in 2005, Alberta Cross – led by Swedish-born lead singer and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee – creates a timeless, alt-folk sound that is all their own. Their first release, mini-album Thief and The Heartbreaker (Fiction Records/Geffen Records in the US], in 2007 with lead single “Low Man” helped propel the band to new heights, as “Low Man” circulated the American TV circuit, including syncs on Showtime’s Californication, Longmire and FX’s popular drama series, Sons of Anarchy. Later in 2007, Alberta Cross followed up with the release of their debut EP, Leave Us Or Forgive Us. Stakee, who was living in London at the time, moved to New York City in 2008 and signed with ATO Records to release two acclaimed LPs, Broken Side of Time (2009) and Songs of Patience (2012), and The Rolling Thunder EP (2011). During the time span of these three projects, Alberta Cross music has been featured in national TV ads including a campaign for Kettle One Vodka, as well as on the soundtrack to Madden NFL. They have also made television appearances around the world, with performances in the US including the Late Show with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly.

At the start of 2015, Alberta Cross signed Dine Alone Records to release their current self-titled album, which was co-produced by Stakee and Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Interpol, Johnny Marr). Recorded in upstate New York at Dreamland, Stakee's main inspiration for the latest offering stemmed from late night jam sessions that took place in NYC with other well-known musicians, including friend Kraig [Jarret Johnson] of Golden Smog. NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and more have highly-praised Stakee on his new musical direction.

Throughout their career Alberta Cross have toured extensively including the US, Canada, Europe, UK, Australia and Japan; played major festivals including: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Reading, Leeds, Glastobury, plus Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Lowlands Festival in Netherlands and Rock En Seine in Paris. They have also toured supporting: Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, Neil Young, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bat For Lashes, Mumford & Sons, Portugal. The Man, Ben Harper, Phosphorescent, Dave Mathews Band and The Shins. 2016 will see Alberta Cross on the road, with dates in Europe this January and February and additional shows to be announced soon in North America.
The Ludlow Thieves
The Ludlow Thieves
When Danny Musengo was the lone survivor of a car accident it gave him a fresh outlook on life. He decided to leave Iowa behind in favor of New York City, where he planned to dedicate himself to music—he’d grown up singing gospel songs in church and knew that music was where his heart was. Musengo met producer and guitarist Dan Teicher, and the two began crafting lush soundscapes. The six-piece the Ludlow Thieves (above, performing “All the Money”) was born in 2012, now including Laura Martin, Isamu Mcgregor, Amando Lo and Bruno Esrubilsky. They make big music touching on roots, rock, folk and gospel (or as they describe it, “the energy of roaring lions and lovemaking llamas channeled through a gospel singer from Iowa”). And despite the fact that they still remain unsigned, the Ludlow Thieves continue to rise, having headlined The Bowery Ballroom this summer and scoring an Adidas World Cup commercial with Kanye West. Catch them Dec. 5th, headlining Rough Trade in Brooklyn for the first time.
Street Smells
Street Smells
“New York City smells and we like playing psychedelic rock songs. XO." -Street Smells

Walk down dingy Eldridge Street where the Lower East Side gives to Chinatown and you'll know where this band found their name. Street Smells started playing under the psychadelic rock and roll banner in 2011 and have been tripping on noise ever since. They are set to release their debut LP, Creamy in October 2012. Alongside other mediums, Evie, Jonny, Seymore and Ryan Street use their traditional fuzz lineup to create epic vibes.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/