Bright Moments / Valley Lodge / Good Field
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
The Band Mom is your favorite boutique college radio promotion company. Based in Brooklyn since 2009 and working with a very selective roster to ensure maximum attention to and success with each artist, Jenn Misko is slowly branching out into concert promotion when the mood strikes. This is The Band Mom Presents' fourth show at Union Hall. Poster designed by Natalia Zuniga.
Natives may be your first official introduction to the music of Bright Moments, but if you have spent time with some of the most beloved indie albums of the last decade, you'll quickly realize that you know band leader Kelly Pratt well. He is the multi-instrumentalist whose trumpet sparks across so many of Beirut's songs and whose harmonizing vocals are a central component to the band's robust live performances. He has also shouldered everything from flugelhorn to flute to bring Arcade Fire's Neon Bible to life, and was part of the horn section that LCD Soundsystem used during its sunset days. Pratt will be leading an eight-piece brass ensemble for the upcoming David Byrne/St. Vincent collaborative tour this fall, so now is a rare chance to see him perform in an intimate venue (following a Bright Moments opening spot for Savoir Adore and Jukebox the Ghost at Bowery Ballroom in June)!
Valley Lodge is the hot rock band led by NYC impresario Dave Hill: musician, stand-up comedian, storyteller, star of "The King of Miami" television program on cable television, author of the recently released book Tasteful Nudes, host of the popular "Dave Hill Explosion" variety show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and general international man-about-town. Valley Lodge is an unstoppable rock band which has been described (mostly by the Scandinavian press) as sounding like Cheap Trick, T. Rex, Big Star, Michael Jackson, the Raspberries, Slade, the Kinks, and some other stuff too. It's power pop meets pop rock meets a splash of glam rock meets your best friend's parents going out of town when you are sixteen and think that they won't notice if you threw a pool party. Oh, and it's 1978 and you are hooked on glue.
Good Field started performing live and released its debut full length in February of 2012, which went on to spend 7 weeks on CMJ’s Top 200 chart, peaking at #69 (which was, of course, their goal). This will be the Austin band’s first official show in NYC!