The Bowery Ballroom
Jenny Owen Youngs, Aunt Martha

Early Show

Jenny Owen Youngs

Aunt Martha

Gregory And The Hawk

Fri, March 30, 2012

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

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Jenny Owen Youngs - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Jenny Owen Youngs
Jenny Owen Youngs, singer/songwriter and natural history enthusiast
enny grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her new record, "An Unwavering Band of Light," finds Jenny knee-deep in crunchy rock guitars, whispery string quartets, and a mixed bag of bizarre-o percussion... in other words, precisely where she wants to be.

She has toured extensively through the US, UK, and mainland Europe, both as headliner and support to artists such as Regina Spektor, Motion City Soundtrack, Aimee Mann, Kevin Devine, and Amanda Palmer. Her songs have been heard on Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Privileged, Life Unexpected, Switched at Birth, and in Victoria's Secret stores the world over. Her spirit animals are Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, Tom Waits and Jack White.

"Funny, smart and quirky. A truly unconventional singer-songwriter." - Rita Houston for NPR

"Honey-throated vocals and a deft ability to write both memorable hooks and saturnine ballads… Irresistible, infectious." - Absolute Punk

"Best music I've heard." - USA Today
Aunt Martha - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Aunt Martha
Aunt Martha is the creative vessel of New England based songwriter and vocalist Tim Noyes. The band has taken various shapes since its formation in 2008, all the while being propelled by the constant writing and touring that has become Noyes’ trademark. 2011 was their busiest year yet, with over 150 shows played and five released recordings (2 EPs, 1 full length, 1 album of cover songs and 1 single). The touring brought them all over the U.S. with stops at more than a few well known music festivals including Bonnaroo and Orlando Calling, along with opening appearances for the likes of Deer Tick, Blind Pilot, Matisyahu and many others. Like the band itself, the music tends to fluctuate. Sometimes it’s quiet and sentimental, stripped down to nothing more than acoustic guitar and vocals. At other times, particularly on the most recent full length album Norway, ME, it becomes a lush wall of sound filled by layered vocal loops, electric guitars, makeshift percussion and synthesizers. The band kicked off 2012 with the release of La La Lonesome, an EP of 5 simple acoustic songs recorded in a series of motel rooms while on tour in December of 2011. They’ve since released three new songs collectively titled “87”, timed to coincide with their performance at the Apple Store New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood on May 1st, 2012.
Gregory And The Hawk - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Gregory And The Hawk
The minimalistic folk rock of Gregory and the Hawk, aka singer/songwriter Meredith Godreau, is propelled by hauntingly sonorous instrumentals and Godreau's enchanting voice. Over the span of several uniquely absorbing albums, Gregory and the Hawk continually create deeply affecting tales with lyrical ease. Whether solo, or accompanied by an ever shifting lineup, Godreau's melodies captivate with a resounding magical charm.

Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002