Fri Jul 6 2012

8:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

$23.00

All Ages

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Dinner menu available. GA Standing. All Ages.
Limited seats available. First come, first seated.
$10 min/person at tables.

CBGB Festival Presents
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Lissy Trullie, Fawn

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    Alternative Rock

    Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is a Detroit-based based recording and songwriting project created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott. The project’s inception was the result of a simple idea many of us get regularly, but often fail to act upon.

    In late 2009 Josh Epstein picked up the phone and dialed Daniel Zott. He had just seen Zott playing a show in Detroit, and was impressed by the performance, songwriting and charisma he had witnessed on stage. A musician himself, Epstein recognized his style wasn’t entirely similar to Zott’s, but felt their two differing headspaces would form an interesting combination. As such, even though they were both fairly busy with other musical endeavors at the time, he suggested they join forces and attempt something together.

    The next day, the two got together and worked on a song Epstein had been kicking around in his head… a track called “Simple Girl”.

    Creativity can be an endlessly difficult thing to harness on one’s own terms, and thus the creative process can be a difficult thing to share with another human being. But, If there is a lesson to be learned in the formation of Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr it is to not be afraid of reaching out to a complete stranger and seeing where it might take you. Epstein and Zott quickly learned the two had a great deal to offer each other in the studio as the project meshed almost instantly.

    Upon completing ‘Simple Girl’ the duo felt strongly their collaboration contained the possibility to nurture even more creativity and quickly began to co-write an entire batch of new songs. Shortly thereafter Epstein and Zott decided to start going under the name Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, a title that was immediately jarring but paid homage to their philosophy of mixing together different ideas. If a listener could accept a band with the name Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, then there were no limitations or preconceived notions as to where the project was meant to go next.

    In July of 2010 Quite Scientific Records released the very first Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr material… the Horsepower EP, recorded entirely in Zott’s basement studio using a single microphone and home recording gear. Consisting of three original songs and a cover of Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows”, the EP drew instant praise from numerous outlets such as NPR, The Guardian, the New York Times and ever-pioneering US radio stations KCRW and KEXP. In the months that followed their sound came to be described as everything from ‘psych-retro pop’ to ‘an inspired mix of hip-hop and folk’ to ‘minimalist alterna-pop’ to ‘beach wave’ and alongside such descriptions nearly every review criticized the sleight of hand that was their chosen moniker.

    Regardless of their name or the adjectives involved, the music of Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr has reacted in the ears of many. Being noted as one of the ‘best new bands’ of 2010 from the likes of Stereogum, SPIN, Under the Radar, Real Detroit, The Metro Times and a slew of others has thrust Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr quickly into the spotlight and onto the national touring stage where they are now bolstered by the addition of live percussionist David Vaughn. Having taken the time to fully piece together a dozen carefully crafted tracks the band barrels into 2011 with their first full-length album, It’s a Corporate World. A project that started without expectations may suddenly have to contend with some, but by throwing aesthetic limitations out the window, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr have allowed for the creation of the unexpected and a seemingly limitless future

  • Lissy Trullie

    Lissy Trullie

    Pop

    Lizzy McChesney, better known by the stage name Lissy Trullie, is an American singer and former model. She also performs with her band named Lissy Trullie, and released her debut EP, ‘Self-Taught Learner’, in February 2009. Trullie was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to New York City at the age of 16 with her mother. She attended Walnut Hill School, a boarding school in Natick, Massachusetts with a focus on performing arts, and then attended Parsons in Greenwich Village, New York City, where she studied graphic design. Trullie performed at art openings, but soon gravitated towards the downtown rock scene. Trullie spent time working as a model, a dishwasher, a janitor, and a disc jockey at the Beatrice Inn. She has appeared in the fashion magazines Elle, SOMA, and Jalouse, and was the face of actress Chloë Sevigny’s clothing line. Trullie released her debut EP, Self-Taught Learner, in February 2009 on American Myth Recordings, whose cover features a woman’s posterior clad in hot pants, taken from a 1970s pornographic magazine. She has signed with the record label Wichita Recordings, which will release her EP in Europe. Trullie performs with a four piece rock band, also named Lissy Trullie, which includes Trullie on vocals and guitar, Josh Elrod on drums, Eben D’Amico, formerly bassist with Saves The Day, on lead guitar, and Ian Fenger on bass. The group often performs a cover song in their live sets, including Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend”, Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor”, which is included on their debut EP, and Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”. The group is touring the U.S. along with The Virgins and Anya Marina in May-June 2009., The Observer grouped Trullie in with other singers gaining notice with their distinct fashion, 1980s references, and androgyny, including Lady Gaga, Little Boots, Ladyhawke, and Elly Jackson’s synth duo La Roux.

  • Fawn

    Fawn

    Pop

    FAWN is a band from Ferndale, Michigan. Members include Alicia Gbur, Michael Spence, Christian Doble, and Matt Rickle

CBGB Festival Presents

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Lissy Trullie, Fawn

Fri Jul 6 2012 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lissy Trullie, Fawn
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$23.00 All Ages

Dinner menu available. GA Standing. All Ages.
Limited seats available. First come, first seated.
$10 min/person at tables.