The Bowery Ballroom
Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Zach Heckendorf

Mon, December 5, 2011

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

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$13 advance / $15 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is old-school Hollywood glamor meets splice-friendly YouTube culture with a fair share of coquettish attitude and smoke-parlor Stevie Nicks vocals thrown in. She became a blog concern this spring after her visual for creaking, strung-out Best New Track "Video Games" caught eyes and ears. The clip, created by Del Rey herself, shows its star pouting into her webcam as found footage of skateboarders, drunk starlets, and American flags flicker by. The juxtaposition of its seemingly-put-together singer and its DIY aesthetic proved intriguing.

Lana Del Rey is also Lizzy Grant, a 24 year old who grew up singing in several different school choirs in Lake Placid, New York, about five hours north of the city. She released an album on iTunes in January 2010 produced by vet David Kahne, known for his work with Paul McCartney, the Strokes, and Regina Spektor, among many others. The LP, dubbed Lana Del Rey, has since been deleted. "I would like people focused on my new music for now," wrote Del Rey in an email-- understandable since that record's dusty Americana only hints at the promise of "Video Games". And while she's previously admitted that "managers and lawyers" helped her choose the "Lana Del Rey" moniker, she's not a character or a studio creation. On the topic of Lizzy vs. Lana, she wrote, "There's not a real me and another me. Same person, just a different name."

"Video Games" and its B-side "Blue Jeans" will be released as a single October 9 digitally and a day later on limited edition 7" via Stranger. Meanwhile, Del Rey is currently working on another full-length, which is due out early next year. We recently emailed her a few questions and she answered some of them, writing about her musical beginnings, the perfection of Elvis, and why "sleeping with the boss doesn't get you anywhere at all these days.
Zach Heckendorf
Zach Heckendorf
Denver-based singer/songwriter Zach Heckendorf is only eighteen, a fact that might come as a surprise to some listeners. Zach learned to play guitar at a young age and was soon experimenting with his own sound and style. With a uniquely soulful voice and masterful guitar playing to match, Zach is an exciting young talent with a bright future.

Zach's debut album, 'The Cool Down' was produced by Brett Dennen. "Working with Brett felt as comfortable as I could have asked for and the final product is something that I am very proud of," Heckendorf says of his first release. Zach first met Brett over a weekend of songwriting together. Shortly after Brett signed on to produce the album. Brett then enlisted LA musicians Dave Wilder, Pete McNeal and Zac Rae. "I am beyond lucky to have worked with such intelligent musicians on my debut. I think this album is a beautiful first step towards becoming the musician I want to be."

Zach has played to thousands at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and shared the stage with John Butler Trio, Guster, Mat Kearney and Barenaked Ladies, among others. 2012 will be a big year for Zach as he will tour nationally for the first time. Zach's tour will begin in late January and continue through the summer.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/