Music Hall of Williamsburg
Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John

The Suzan, Niki & The Dove

Thu, September 15, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$20 advance / $20 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

Peter Bjorn and John
Peter Bjorn and John
Peter Bjorn and John have been called a lot of things in their time. But one thing they have not been called is “Supertramp.” This is both a tragedy and a blessing, as the Swedish Rockers and the British conceptual progressive art rockers have next to nothing in common. It is a little known secret that Björn, John and Peter (who shall from now on be referred to as Peter, Björn and John), met in the summer of some time ago, in the small fishing village of Bysthållare on the west coast riviera of their native Sweden. Their bond: instant. Their style: Jazz.

Peter is a semi?qualified pirate, with only 4 more plank walks remaining before his graduation to Private Pirate. He has a ship, called “Spongebob” moored in the Pirate Bay, in Sweden. Björn is a musical misfit in sheep's clothing, and can recite on demand the full lyrics to Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, in reverse, while holding a piña colada. Just ask!

John was famed in his local shopping mall for only using escalators to ascend to the next floor. To this day he still demands motionless stairwells to motorize his journey upwards. He has spent many weeks standing and shouting on the bottom step of any one of the 1005 staircases that adorn his apartment.

Nobody could have guessed what the future held for these 3 professional chat show hosts. Despite numerous visits to psychics, prophets, wizards, and fishmongers, not one person guessed that they would be the authors and performers of the third most successful song (featuring whistling) of all time. Yes, the beautiful ode to childbirth “Young Folks“ came a mouth watering 5 points behind winners, “Wind of Change“ by the Scorpions, and the alternate theme tune from Magnum PI.

This mild success catapulted them into a spotlight the size of a small car's headlight. And caught like rabbits, they had nowhere to turn. The boys stuck to what they knew and churned out album after album of forgotten classics. Scouring the globe playing to audiences of literally hundreds. With various guest appearances from Kanye West, Perry Caravello and Bruce Willis, the live shows reached new mesmerizing highs, culminating in the fateful Altamont fiasco, which spelled the end for the worldwide security organization known as the Hell's Angels.

Their latest album, the thrillingly titled, Gimme Some, is their latest, vain attempt at pop magnificence. Another shot at the cake. A kick in the back of failure, and then running away before it gets a chance to kick you back. And you know what? In my opinion (my being you), they have achieved such a wondrous feat. Let's get physical!
The Suzan
The Suzan
The Suzan are a pop-rock band from Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2004 by sisters Rie (keyboards and vocals) and Saori (guitar and vocals). Soon they added school friends Nico (drums) and Ikue (bass) where their sound has been variously described as riot-grrl, pop and punk, and also incorporates elements of jazz, soul, surf and dance music. After releasing an EP “Suzan Kingdom” (2004) and then “Suzan Galaxy” (2007) on super cool Japanese indie label ROSE RECORDS, The Suzan toured throughout Europe creating an army of fans wherever they played.

Their irresistible charm captivated Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John – whom they convinced to produce their album with a MySpace message. The resulting album “Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat” (2010) found its way to tastemaker indie label Fool’s Gold, (Kid Sister, Kid Cudi and Duck Sauce) to release the album worldwide.

The first single, “Home” captured high praise for its unique blast of fun with it’s sweetly funky, hard-to-pin-down pop. This set the stage for the press to follow for the LP Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat. The Suzan have since gathered the reputation as one of the most unique groups out there. Even The Suzan’s cover versions of bands like Miike Snow and The Strokes have created viral buzz on Twitter with stars like Mark Ronson and Amanda Palmer raving about them. Even the NFL picked up the bands fun vibe by using The Suzan song “Come Come” in a NFL Verizon TV campaign for the 2011 NFL season. Their latest video for “Ha Ha Ha” was part of the DELL computer online “Create.Work.Inspire” campaign.

Since camping in New York in 2011, The Suzan have built a rabid fanbase from their exciting live show with tours with bands like Chromeo, Peter Bjorn and John, Titus Andronicus, Datarock, Zambri and playing the hottest club parties with local bands in all of New York and Brooklyn. in 2013 a Documentary film on The Suzan -“The First Step” by famed Mike Nogami showing the band’s self assured efforts into taking on taking on the world. Now as a trio of Rie, Saori and Nico the Suzan are recording new single and preparing an album produced again by Bjorn Yttling that along with touring will keep the band busy in 2015
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/