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Loft Party Presents: Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer - 3/15

03/15/19 | 10:00 pm

City Winery

155 Varick St Map

212-608-0555

$20 and up


15-03-2019 12:00:00 15-03-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Loft Party Presents: Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer - 3/15 | 10:00 pm Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer The LOFT at City Winery is pleased to launch a new monthly series, Richard Barone's LOFT PARTY, with a very special duo performance by Barone and fellow indie rock icon Glenn Mercer (The Feelies) performing a set celebrating the post-Velvet Underground wave of the mid-1970s. Barone and Mercer have themselves long been associated with and influenced by the music of the Velvets and both of their bands were favorites of Lou Reed. For this evening, the two artists will join forces to present a curated set of music by the 'next generation' legacy artists from that particularly fertile period of rock experimentation — plus songs from their own Bongos and Feelies catalogues. Sitting in with Barone and Mercer will be special guest musicians to be announced. "LOFT PARTY" Artist Wine is available for sale at all LOFT PARTY performances. Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos and then helping to launch the chamber pop movement with his solo debut "cool blue halo", Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. Collaborators have included Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, Dion, John Sebastian, Alejandro Escovedo, Donovan, Moby, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and New York's Central Park. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His latest album, "Sorrows & Promises", is a celebration of the early 1960s music scene in Greenwich Village NYC, where Barone lives. He is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music, serves on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), and works with Jonas Mekas on the Board of Advisors of Anthology Film Archives. Glenn Mercer started on his musical path playing bass guitar with friends in various neighborhood bands. While studying art in college, he switched to guitar and helped form the "Out Kids," with fellow Feelie Dave Weckerman on drums. Playing covers of semi-obscure garage bands from the 60's; they soon began writing original material and playing shows in NYC. Bill Million was soon brought in as a replacement for the original bassist player. When the Out Kids broke-up, Glenn, Dave and Bill decided to stay together; Glenn took over lead vocals and Bill switched to 2nd guitar, and they chose the name "the Feelies." They released three records in the 80's (including the classic Crazy Rhythms), before disbanding. Glenn and Dave soon formed the band Wake Ooloo that put out three albums in the '90's. Glenn also began playing with other locals such as Sunburst and East of Venus, then put out Wheels In Motion. In 2008, he reunited with the Feelies for ongoing live performances, and released Here Before in 2011. The Feelies have continued performing at strategic intervals ever since. Their cover of "Paint It Black" appears in the latest Jonathan Demme movie, Ricki and the Flash. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=359151 City Winery City Winery

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Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer The LOFT at City Winery is pleased to launch a new monthly series, Richard Barone's LOFT PARTY, with a very special duo performance by Barone and fellow indie rock icon Glenn Mercer (The Feelies) performing a set celebrating the post-Velvet Underground wave of the mid-1970s. Barone and Mercer have themselves long been associated with and influenced by the music of the Velvets and both of their bands were favorites of Lou Reed. For this evening, the two artists will join forces to present a curated set of music by the 'next generation' legacy artists from that particularly fertile period of rock experimentation — plus songs from their own Bongos and Feelies catalogues. Sitting in with Barone and Mercer will be special guest musicians to be announced. "LOFT PARTY" Artist Wine is available for sale at all LOFT PARTY performances. Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos and then helping to launch the chamber pop movement with his solo debut "cool blue halo", Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. Collaborators have included Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, Dion, John Sebastian, Alejandro Escovedo, Donovan, Moby, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and New York's Central Park. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His latest album, "Sorrows & Promises", is a celebration of the early 1960s music scene in Greenwich Village NYC, where Barone lives. He is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music, serves on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), and works with Jonas Mekas on the Board of Advisors of Anthology Film Archives. Glenn Mercer started on his musical path playing bass guitar with friends in various neighborhood bands. While studying art in college, he switched to guitar and helped form the "Out Kids," with fellow Feelie Dave Weckerman on drums. Playing covers of semi-obscure garage bands from the 60's; they soon began writing original material and playing shows in NYC. Bill Million was soon brought in as a replacement for the original bassist player. When the Out Kids broke-up, Glenn, Dave and Bill decided to stay together; Glenn took over lead vocals and Bill switched to 2nd guitar, and they chose the name "the Feelies." They released three records in the 80's (including the classic Crazy Rhythms), before disbanding. Glenn and Dave soon formed the band Wake Ooloo that put out three albums in the '90's. Glenn also began playing with other locals such as Sunburst and East of Venus, then put out Wheels In Motion. In 2008, he reunited with the Feelies for ongoing live performances, and released Here Before in 2011. The Feelies have continued performing at strategic intervals ever since. Their cover of "Paint It Black" appears in the latest Jonathan Demme movie, Ricki and the Flash.

Venue Description: Fine wine and dining meets live music and more at this venue founded by Michael Dorf (The Knitting Factory). In addition to music performed in a warm atmosphere, they also offer a wide range of food and wine classes.

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