The Space Merchants, Tatters & Rags, Cliff Westfall

A Benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City

The Space Merchants

Tatters & Rags

Cliff Westfall

Sat · March 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

All net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood of NYC

The Space Merchants
The Space Merchants
The Space Merchants are interstellar travelers whose psychedelic imagination knows no bounds. Like the Universe itself their music is vast and impressive. Think Spacemen 3, Lungfish, The Black Angels, Will Oldham. Pulsing like a quasar, drummer Carter Logan and bassist Aileen Brophy provide the molten core around which expansive layers of male and female vocals, the blistering guitar of Michael Guggino and the hypnotic keyboard of Ani Monteleone swirl in a melodic synthesis that in turns evokes a windswept prairie, a Hawkwindian black hole and a boogie band in the back room at the edge of the Earth.
Tatters & Rags
Tatters & Rags
"If you take your indie honky-tonk with a dollop of droney postpunk (and really, who doesn't?), then head to Park Slope tonight for eclectic local outfit Tatters and Rags." -- TIME OUT NEW YORK

"...the real draw here hails from, you'll never believe it, Brooklyn. Tatters and Rags deliver a batch of baroque country that catches you off guard. In a good way. hitches baroque pop with country." -- L MAGAZINE

"A lo-fi twang experiment with tinges of psychedelia, they play pastoral sea-side songs layered in textures of feedback, accordion, and violin. A group of scholars, history buffs, [and] international trouble-makers." -- TASTY WORLD

Tatters & Rags have been playing since 2008, at times being a drone post-punk folk band, other times being a sweaty, whiskey-fueled electric honky-tonk band. Fans of the band state that their eclecticism is part of their charm, and it's always accompanied by a frenetic energy that makes them one of the most exciting live bands in New York City.

Cliff Westfall
Cliff Westfall
Cliff Westfall is a NYC-area songwriter, singer and guitarist. Known for both his vocal prowess and his clever, literate update on classic country songwriting, he is backed by some of the finest musicians in NYC, and is quickly building a reputation as a songwriter to watch. Westfall has lent his voice to records by Brooklyn-based twang rockers Girls on Grass and Chris Erikson. His own debut full-length album, with producer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Ramones, Antony and the Johnsons), will be released in Spring 2017.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/