Mike Pace and The Child Actors (Record Release Show)

Mike Pace and The Child Actors (Record Release Show)

ARMS, Lame Drivers

Fri · January 16, 2015

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Mike Pace and The Child Actors
Mike Pace and The Child Actors
From his beginnings in the underrated, too smart for their own good, mid-2000s almost-made-its, Oxford Collapse, to his current project, Mike Pace and the Child Actors, Mike has steadily made guitar pop that's as indebted to 80s Athens as he is to UK DIY and the Long Island hardcore he grew up on. His new songs sound peppy as hell, but are still by—and for—complete nerds. By “nerds,” I mean the old kind that like science and Sparks, not the kind that threaten women and are into age-inappropriate collectables. Best Boy is Mike Pace and the Child Actors' debut album.

ARMS
ARMS
"I was exhausted," says Todd Goldstein, reflecting on the years since the release of his band ARMS’ lush, ambitious 2011 album, Summer Skills. “I put everything I had into that album—creatively, emotionally—I had nothing left in me.” After spending his mid-20s playing guitar in New York’s much-loved Harlem Shakes and the ensuing years crafting two albums and an EP as ARMS, Todd took a sharp turn away from music. He went back to school to study design; he spent long afternoons throwing down in the kitchen; he looked elsewhere to find his creative kicks. Eventually though, he remembered why he can’t help but write songs. ARMS’ EP2 is the proof.
Lame Drivers
Lame Drivers
Been a band for 10 years still nobody knows what to make of Lame Drivers: “a young Replacements or Guided By Voices?“ “like the Buzzcocks getting a reacharound from the Descendents?” “Pell Mell?” “Jesus & Mary Chain?” ”the Clean as a girl group doing a talkie?” “Killed By Death / Memb. Home Blitz?” WFMU’s Terre T calls it “all my favorite rock elements.” Led by fellow WFMU DJ Jason Sigal, Lame Drivers treat the band like a freeform radio show channeling everything from Ethiopiques to Krautrock through a classic power trio. “Teenline power pop is their natural fighting weight,” KFJC’s Thurston Hunger writes in a review that picks out bits of everything from Graham Parker to Jay Reatard, “but they’ll weird it up!”
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/