Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Cribs

The Cribs

The Hounds Below, SKATERS

Fri, April 13, 2012

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

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$20

This event is 18 and over

The Cribs
The Cribs
The Cribs and High Road Touring are happy to announce that the cult UK band will be touring throughout the USA and Canada this fall, including an appearance at Chicago's Riot Fest.

Known for their fiercely DIY approach to recording and touring at a time when indie music in the UK was going through a huge commercial boom, The Cribs always stood out from their contemporaries as an altogether more uncompromising prospect. Releasing their first two LP's 'The Cribs' (2004), and 'The New Fellas' (2005) on UK independent label Wichita Recordings, the band quickly built a loyal and devoted fan-base which lead to Q Magazine describing them as "The biggest cult band in the UK".

After the breakthrough success of their third LP "Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever" (Warner Bros., 2007), The Cribs were joined by legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as a full-time member of the group for their fourth full-length "Ignore The Ignorant" (Warner Bros, 2009). Following Marr's departure in 2011, The Cribs returned with their critical high-point "In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull" in 2012, and then their latest album "For All My Sisters", produced by Ric Ocasek (Weezer, Bad Brains) which was released in 2015. All 3 albums charted in the UK Top 10.

Fast-forward to May of this year, when rumours began to swirl that there would be new Cribs music on the way after a series of cryptic messages released through the bands social media - leading to an easter-egg hunt of independent record stores both in the UK and the USA to find the limited-edition, white-label only 7" release "Year of Hate". Following quickly up on that, The Cribs surprise-released their first official new single "In Your Palace", again through their social media channels, on June 1st. Recorded by legendary Nirvana producer Steve Albini, the track finds the band returning to their punk roots, with Albini taking them "closer to capturing the magic of their rough 'n raw live show than ever" (DIY Magazine) resulting in "A feral return, laced with barely constrained energy" (Clash Magazine).

Nominated for numerous "Best Live Band" awards from the likes of the NME, Q, and Mojo Magazine, The Cribs have always made touring their number 1 priority, and in their home country have become main stage perennials at festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, T in the Park, and many more. Stateside, they have played both the Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals twice, amongst others. The band will be appearing at this years Riot Fest in Chicago, before undertaking a coast-to-coast tour of the USA throughout September and October
The Hounds Below
The Hounds Below
The Hounds Below, a new band formed by Jason Stollsteimer, shine new light on a classic sound. Focusing on the beauty rather than the volume of the song, the six-piece band creates a melodic landscape that layers a lush, early rock-and-roll vibe over spacey guitars and an atmospheric-sounding organ. Bonding over a mutual appreciation of old and new music alike--everything from Roy Orbison to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club--the Hounds Below have a sound that spans decades, yet is distinctively their own. Real Detroit columnist Jeff Milo describes the Hounds' style as "presenting a swathe of moodier R&B, smoky soul, stately 50's pop, and still maintaining that dreamy atmospheric fuzz rock sheen."

In the trenches of a post-divorce state of mind, Stollsteimer began writing dark, alluring ballads that would eventually give rise to the Hounds Below. With every reverberating note, the band captures the remorse and poetry behind lost love. But that's not to say that all of their songs are lachrymose. A sizeable proportion of upbeat, danceable numbers complete the sound and provide for an energetic performance. Whether live or recorded, the Hounds Below will captivate and haunt all who listen.
SKATERS
SKATERS
New York City quartet SKATERS' music, ethos, and attitude are remarkably entrenched in the late nights, eclectic characters, and punk roots of their hometown. That's why it's almost criminal that the group's birth can be traced to a crazy 24 hours in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, when singer and songwriter Michael Ian Cummings met English guitarist Josh Hubbard at a party at a "really fancy-ass house," as Cummings recalls.

A few months later, the still band-less Cummings got a call from Hubbard announcing that he'd be arriving in NYC the following day from the U.K. Hubbard landed 24 hours later and crashed drummer Noah Rubin's birthday party. As Rubin and Hubbard got reacquainted, Rubin suggested Josh come to jam — and Hubbard flipped. "I'd just fucking flown 3,000 miles, I didn't want to fucking jam," he explains. He wanted a band. The Englishman threw down the gauntlet: He was in town for a month and a half and wanted the group to play a gig. So they hooked up with local bassist Dan Burke, booked three shows, learned the songs Cummings and Rubin had been tinkering with (and a handful of Pixies covers), and SKATERS arrived with a band.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/