Knitting Factory Presents
Hideout, Looms, Color Tongue, Rachel Angel
$10 ADV | $12 DOS
A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.
Formed in the winter of 2012, Looms consists of frontman Sharif Mekawy (vocals, keys, guitar), Harry Morris Jr. (guitar), A. Hammond Murray (bass) and Louis Cozza (drums). The groups' music is written around vocals and melodic instrumental arrangements. Each song has its own identity, an evolving catalogue that runs the gamut of song construction. Rock, pop, jazz, electronic, country and folk music are dissected and deconstructed down to their basic components, and then reassembled during the bands writing process. Following the release of their recent EP, Sleeping Days and debut LP, Waking Days, the band is already in the studio mixing new material for summer of 2017. Looms's newest compositions are equal parts rhythm and content with insightful, emotionally engaging vocals. Looms has built a grassroots fan base by captivating its audience. Fans return knowing they are not going to see a cookie cutter set because of the groups’ improvisational acumen within bridge and solo sections. Non-traditional covers and varied set lists build the mysticism and musical prowess of the group.
Born in the DIY spaces of Brooklyn, psych-pop quartet Color Tongue take a working musician’s approach to psychedelic music. Since the group’s formation in 2014, Color Tongue have earned a reputation as a frequent and ferocious live act in New York City. However DIY their tendencies may be, that doesn’t prevent them from being a capable studio group, as their debut LP Sprouts was recorded entirely by the group themselves in their shared practice space. The album’s spikey acid-pop is at once an accurate recreation of Color Tongue’s frenetic live sets and a vivid exploration of their imaginative songwriting capabilities, deftly blending absurdist lyrical themes with technicolor soundscapes.
Slacker rock and alt country with an edge. Rachel Angel sings about the difficulties of standing up for yourself and believing in what you want to do. Angel is inspired by the likes of vintage country, 90s alternative, and talk-singing poet/songwriters. Angel churns out frantic lyrical poetries that roar through the gut and come out strong and resolute over swirling organs and weeping lap steels.
Angel has released an EP “Revelations”. This year, Angel formed a band with Brooklyn based musicians: Sharif Mekawy, James Quinlin, Jackie Thomas, Rachel Housle, and Darren Denman. The band just finished recording a new EP, “High Priestess”, which will be released later this year.