Lach Presents . . .
7:30 – The Fools –"These particular Fools, singer/guitarist Jen Tobin and bassist Uchenna Bright, play strikingly direct, lo-fi, janglerock songs. Bright’s bass gets a growly tone that cuts through more like a guitar, adding terse accents that work perfectly in this setup. A lot of this comes at you through a wall of reverb like an old jazz record from the 50s. These songs get under your skin when you least expect it, they’re so tuneful."- Lucid Culture
8- Chink Floyd – The World's Worst Pink Floyd Cover Band – Fronted by the six-foot plus Master Lee, juggler and Kung Fu master. To quote Master Lee, "AWRR AND AWRR WE AWRR BLICKS IN THE WAWRRR". Not to be missed!
9- Ching Chong Song - A Brooklyn based saw/piano duo Ching Chong Song writes songs that are lyrically and musically at once dark, serious, and funny. In unapologetic cabaret fashion they candidly address the audience both with assertive, melodic singing and unconventional instrumentation. Coming up from the underground to play at prestigious clubs on tour in the U.S. and Europe they are happy to the core to be called, "…a genuine New York oddity..."
10- Rav Shmuel - Rav Shmuel is a rabbi who hangs out in Greenwich Village and plays original compositions on his guitar. He has a beard and sidelocks and he loves The Dead. Born in Brooklyn, Rav spent seven years in Jerusalem teaching by day and playing in the clubs at night before moving back to New York in 2001. Typing "Open Mike Night New York" into Google pointed Rav to the notorious Antihoot. He quickly became a house favorite on a scene that has produced such stars as Beck, Hamell On Trial, The Moldy Peaches and, most recently, Regina Spektor. Within months he moved up to being a headlining weekend act.
"Rav Shmuel's solo debut is an immediately likable bit of good-humored Antifolk that doesn't require the visuals or even the knowledge that, yes, Rav Shmuel really is a Hasidic rabbi ... like the old slogan for Levy's Rye Bread used to say, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Rav Shmuel". – Billboard Magazine
Rav's animated music video, "Protocols" has been getting laughs and attracting attention all over the web. "Protocols" has been viewed almost 75,000 times on YouTube.com and has won a Grand Prize of $5000 on OurStage.com a website where fans vote for their favorite songs and videos.
So what we're talking about here people is a forty-something Orthodox Hasidic rabbi with six kids who is rocking the pants off of the East Village's freshest scene!
11- Don McCloskey – Winner of "Philadelphia's Best Entertainer Award" but we booked him anyway! Toured with G.Love, contributed songs to Michael Moor's 'Bowling for Columbine' and FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Won Best Music Video at Sundance in 2009. Think Robin Williams meets Bruce Springsteen than get drunk enough so that you forget you thought that and your just beginning to get what McCloskey's all about. Cheers!
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