The Bowery Ballroom
Joseph King And The Mad Crush

Joseph King And The Mad Crush

Elliot And The Ghost, Marco With Love, Kendra Morris

Tue, January 31, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Post-Show Happy Hour in the Lower Level Lounge

Joseph King And The Mad Crush
Joseph King And The Mad Crush
Imagine yourself on a quiet rooftop at dusk. The city is sprawled out below, tucked into the night. Summer is drifting away, and there’s a feeling of sweet nostalgia lingering in the air. The sentiments abounding aren’t heartbreak or loss, but salutations to fading moments you’ll never get back. These are the emotions emanating from Joseph King and The Mad Crush’s debut EP, I Miss Everything.

I Miss Everything is the sophomore release from songwriter and frontman Joseph King. The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his unique songwriting and musical style, an amalgam of sincere, and sometimes quirky pop songs with pent-up indie rock edginess, surf rock undertones, and late 60’s throwback pop sensibilities.

The project is billed Joseph King and The Mad Crush, and it’s a fully realized manifestation of Joseph’s songwriting. I Miss Everything is a lush band effort, featuring a soundscape of moody organs and gritty ‘verbed out guitars, smoky yet smooth vocals, and grooves that vary from full-on surf rock to Doors-esque hypnotic vamping. Previously, Joseph has toured and recorded with Canvas (Austin, TX), Deadbeat Darling (New York, NY), and, in 2014, issued an elegantly essential solo debut, Wanderlusting.

This latest EP was recorded in studios and bedrooms across Brooklyn, as well as a few late night sessions on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Texas. The album is produced by Joseph, and co-produced by Mad Crush drummer Will Whatley and fellow Brooklyn musician and friend John Paul Frank. Joseph is joined on this album by his long time and now permanent band, featuring Will Whatley, drums, Dan Hyde, keys, and Taryn Chory, backing vocals.
Elliot And The Ghost
Elliot And The Ghost
“A smoldering piece of dark rock, perfect for a Tarantino-esque cannonball run through the cool desert night. Elliot & The Ghost prove to be a unique mix of blues, folk, and southern rock” – The Village Voice
Elliot & The Ghost came together in 2013 in New York City. With singer William Thompson, drummer Daniel Edwards, guitarist Brett Giroux, and bassist Connor Jones, the band’s very first performances were held in old Brooklyn loft spaces and scuzzy dives. Within a year’s time the group was invited as direct support alongside Weezer, and has since shared stages with the late B.B. King, Team Spirit, Miniature Tigers, amongst many others.
Artist Direct praised Elliot & The Ghost as “a vibrant painting with sonic colors spanning Nick Cave-style cinematic musings, surfed-up post-punk guitars evocative of The Smiths and The Clash, and eerily danceable beats that prove instantly magnetic. Still, descriptions don't do it justice. You've just got to let Elliot & The Ghost haunt you.” Flavorpill lauded their “brand of Southern influenced pop-rock,” and Gimme Shutter declared them “mesmerizing.” Similarly, CMJ applauded their “fresh, airy kind of surf-pop in the vein of early Rosebuds or the Shins stripped of cardigans and sent back to a dank basement to get a little tipsy and start all over.”
The band recently completed a North American tour, and is currently promoting a series of new singles with accompanying videos and artwork.
Marco With Love
Marco With Love
Marco With Love's Cosmic American country fried boogie-woogie Rock 'N' Roll has a vibrant sound that gives a nod to influences such as The Flying Burrito Brothers, Tom Petty, The Byrds, and The Traveling Wilburys. The band has been touring behind their 2016 release “Smothered & Covered”, playing successful shows throughout NYC’s music scene, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Richmond, Florida, Toronto, London, and beyond. They have opened for nationally touring artists such as Courtney Barnett (The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn) and Lindi Ortega (Mercury Lounge, NYC), performed at SXSW, CMJ, CBGB's Fest, and also played on a sold-out bill at NYC’s Irving Plaza.

Their live show embodies the energy and raw attitude of The Ramones, The New York Dolls, and The Strokes. “Marco Argiro’s amazing charisma blasts from the stage, capturing anyone in its path.” (BBC Guernsey).
Kendra Morris
Kendra Morris
Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early '70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan, while her contemporaries include the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Alice Russell, and Leela James. Morris's musical taste was developed through her parents' record collection, a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk. During her childhood Morris's main companion was her karaoke machine, which she also used for the sake of recording. While enrolled in college in Tampa, FL, she became so involved in performing with bands that she decided to leave behind her studies and take on music full time. She took up the guitar, as well as songwriting, and eventually involved herself with a band, Pinktricity, which moved to New York in 2003 and split shortly thereafter. Morris took to recording songs on her own, and self-released a pair of EPs: This Won't Hurt a Bit (2007) and Milk and Cookies Never Lie (2008). Her first proper recording, a self-titled EP (2010), was recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Page (of That Handsome Devil). After touring with legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey and releasing a series of singles which included "Concrete Waves," whose b-side was remixed by DJ Premier, Morris released the album Banshee (2012) on Wax Poetics. In 2013, Morris returned with the covers album Mockingbird.
Both Banshee and Mockingbird received critical acclaim and a cult following, with several film + tv placements. The title track "Banshee" was used prominently in the Showtime hit series Ray Donovan, while her cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" found itself in the trailer for major motion picture Dead Man Down.

In between extensive international touring and promotion for Banshee throughout 2013 and 2014, Morris worked on a small side project band with friends Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haltigan and Holly Miranda, releasing one single called "Candy." After taking some time to write and record her follow up EP titled Babble, Kendra Morris returned with its release in June of 2016 to great reviews as well as a collaboration with popular French group Chinese Man and Brooklyn mc Dillon Cooper on the debut single Liar.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/