Impedance & Resistance

Impedance & Resistance

Gramercy Arms, Elk City, David Nagler, Bird Streets

Thu · November 30, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Impedance & Resistance
Impedance & Resistance
This is Volume 1 of a new series of protest and awareness concerts featuring music, speakers and action items.
Impedance & Resistance: Against the Current Administration is brought to you by The Love Hangover Presents.

Postcard table by: The Pearl Resistance, a Brooklyn-based group of like-minded political activists dedicated to fighting the dangerous and inhumane policies of Pres. No. 45.
Gramercy Arms
Gramercy Arms
Gramercy Arms is a revolving NYC-based collective of musicians and artists. Masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole)
Elk City
Elk City
Elk City mixes taut pop, spacey psychedelia, and gorgeous 70’s-style soft rock, serving up Renee LoBue’s heart-on-sleeve emotions with effortless fanfare.

Since their debut in 2000, LoBue’s voice and unique songwriting have been the heart of Elk City’s music. LoBue’s melodies are artful explorations of inconvenient, incongruous expression. Her lyrics submerge into unexpected depths of the surreal.

Instrumentally, guitarist Sean Eden (Luna) and keyboardist Carl Baggaley engage in concordant conversation. Eden’s shimmering lead-lines juxtaposed by bassist, Martin Olson’s counter melodies. Producer Ray Ketchem’s drumming is minimal and infectious.
David Nagler
David Nagler
David Nagler is a Brooklyn-based musician, singer, and songwriter. His new project is The Appointees: 11 songs informed and provoked by Trump cabinet appointees. It will be released in two volumes in November 2017 and January 2018.

Nagler's 2016 release, David Nagler & Friends: Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems, is an orchestral folk song cycle that celebrated the centenary of the poetry collection and features guest vocals from Chicago musicians including Jeff Tweedy, Robbie Fulks, Sally Timms, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, and Daniel Knox. The record was featured in Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.

As musical director for Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders (featured on NPR and Salon.com), Nagler has performed with over 125 different artists including Joan Baez, Aaron Neville, Rosanne Cash, Fred Armisen, Steve Earle, Moby, Andrew Bird, and Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields).

Nagler has arranged a Welsh men’s choir for Jon Langford’s Skull Orchard Revisited, a 17-piece orchestral pop ensemble for Chris Mills’ The Wall to Wall Sessions, and a “feral choir” for the Mekons’ Existentialism. He has played live and/or recorded with Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Martin Courtney (Real Estate), electro-R&B duo The System, and Tanya Donelly (Belly). He is the founder and frontperson for NY metropolitan area pop group Nova Social.
Bird Streets
Bird Streets
BIRD STREETS is John Brodeur. After several releases under his own name, John teamed with renowned power-pop artist Jason Falkner at the latter’s Los Angeles home studio. The debut Bird Streets LP, due in early 2018, is a serious but open-hearted affair, bursting with shimmering guitars and undeniable hooks. Bird Streets are based in New York City. John’s spirit animal is Neil Young.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/