The Bowery Ballroom
Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew

Andy Kim

Mon, April 28, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$25

This event is 21 and over

Due to visa complications, this show has been postponed until April 28. All tickets from April 3 will be honored on April 28. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Kevin Drew
Kevin Drew
NEW RELEASE: Broken Social Scene’s founder, songwriter, and front man Kevin Drew will be releasing his newest solo album, 'Darlings', on March 18, 2014 on Arts & Crafts!!

'Darlings' shows Drew growing from his role in indie vanguard Broken Social Scene to create a breakthrough statement of personal artistry. 'Darlings' is also his first solo album that is truly, to put it bluntly, solo. If Drew’s 2007 effort 'Spirit If…' was his inaugural step beyond the decade-long shadow of his former band, 'Darlings' spotlights Drew with seven years more experience and maturity. 'Darlings' reveals a more focused and refined sound; more honest, revelatory songwriting, with Drew’s craft concentrated on lyrical and emotional connections, less so than guitar pedals and studio jams.

This isn’t to say these aren’t classic Kevin Drew songs. His unorthodox lyrical explorations of family, hope and disappointment, skin and spit, intercourse, cultural infection and the death of communication, figure clearer than ever into the hallmark of his infectious melodic phrasing. 'Darlings' is a fist-pumping fight for the euphoria of the after-party and the crush of pre-dawn passions. It’s a best friend’s zealous pep talk to not give up, and bring youth back into the fresh focus of life. On 'Darlings', Kevin Drew casts reflective inspiration forward into the brightness of the future with a soundtrack to kick everything into high gear.

'Darlings' features longtime collaborators Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene) along with Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills). 'Darlings' was co-produced by Dave Hamelin, Kevin Drew and Graham Lessard.

Pre-Order ‘Darlings’: http://kevindrewmusic.com/
Stream first single ‘Good Sex’: https://soundcloud.com/artsandcrafts/kevin-drew-good-sex
Andy Kim
Andy Kim
In a 1973 interview with Lou Reed [link: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/nov/08/lou-reed-lester-bangs-interview], confrontational music journalist Lester Bangs attempts to bait Reed, trying to get him to say something real, not (typically) outrageous or provocative:

Lester: "Why don't you get off all this crap and just try being banal for a change? Why doncha write a song like "Sugar, Sugar", That'd be something worthwhile!"

Lou: "I don't know how. I would if I could... l wish I'd written it..."

Born in Montreal and inspired by the first wave of pop legends such as Elvis and the Beatles, pop singer/songwriter Andy Kim found fame in New York City at the young age of 16 writing "How'd We Ever Get This Way?", the first of his nine Billboard Top 40 hits. Kim would go on to write classics such as "Rock Me Gently" and "Sugar, Sugar", one of Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time. Over his epic career, Andy has sold over 30 million records, with songs covered by music history's greats, including Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, and Bob Marley. Kim has been inducted into Songwriters Hall Of Fame and, in 2010, the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/