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Josh Gachette & His Pioneers (Record Release Show)

Jan 06 | Sun | 8PM | $10
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Age Limit: 21 and Over It's high octane, country music for the urban frontier! The brainchild of Joshua "The Cut" Gachette bids NYC farewell, with Nashville twang and Caribbean dub. The Cut spent his whole life in Queens, NY and "Pioneers" tells his story. He's enlisted His Pioneers: The Hessian, The Beam and The Class, to eulogize Old Queens. Sixty years ago a realtor called Queens "country living in the city." He couldn't nowadays. New developments in Astoria and Long Island City are pulling Queens in. Manhattan has grown out into the frontier, and the frontier is pushing into the hinterlands. We have more places to run away from and fewer places to run away to. The government has found all the "empty" land, and invited companies to "improve" that land. The first settlers pushed the last "natives" off the land, and now new settlers are pushing out the old. It's a case of lather, rinse, repeat…

Venue: Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston St Map