Friday, April 29, 2016

Live Review: Larkin Poe at Mercury Lounge (4/19/16)

>> At first glance, Rebecca and Megan Lovell may not be taken for sisters. While Rebecca has the easy, eclectic look of a 70’s rock star (complete with turquoise jewelry), older sister Megan sports the dyed grey hair and all-black of a 90’s goth goddess. It’s surprising enough that the two come from the same band, let alone the same family. But fast forward two minutes into Larkin Poe’s set at Mercury Lounge—a show played immediately after a triumphant stint in Europe with Elvis Costello and a quick set on the Conan O’Brien show—and it is obvious that the two grew up side by side.

>> There’s a magic in the musical bond between the Lovell sisters, something that can only come from spending a childhood together learning to play guitar in the same house. The sisters were homeschooled by their parents (both doctors) in Atlanta, Georgia, which meant plenty of time together to form the bond that is now evident when the two perform on stage.

>> Even in a crowded Manhattan bar, Larkin Poe brings the earthy soul of Georgia to life in their music. Rebecca’s deep, soulful voice, crystal clear over Megan’s lap style slide guitar, transforms a dark back room into a field of wildflowers, and a low ceiling crisscrossed with stage lights into a wide open sky speckled with thousands of stars. This incredible transformative power of Larkin Poe, coupled with the Lovell sisters’ intuitive knowledge of each other’s musical tics, makes for an incredible performance—one you would be wise to catch next time they come to town.

- Photos and words by Emily Becker 

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Transit Reveals Support for Final Shows

>> In sad but true news, Transit is no more. After announcing a slew of final shows, with many of which selling out almost immediately, the band has revealed the list of supporting acts. Celebrate 10+ years of Transit by grabbing tickets to the remaining shows here, and view the full details for each of these final shows below a message from the band:
Today we are excited to announce all of our friends that are supporting us on our final run as a band. We put a lot of thought into asking musicians/artists/friends that we have respect for whether it was 10+ years ago or just new to last year. As a band, we feel we have always been genuine with what we've done and couldn't find any better way to end our career than to be sharing the stage with music we know deserves your ear and attention. We have made a lot of amazing memories with these people over the years and we know they will be in our lives forever. As we close the door on our chapter we invite you to embrace these women and men who will continue to rock and roll in some capacity through out the rest of 2016 and beyond. Thank you for always supporting us, now do us one more kindness and support some real creativity. Cheers.


4/19 - Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall with:
Royal Street / Light Years / The Red Summer Sun

4/20 - New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall with:
Dave Mackinder (Fireworks) / With the Punches / Light Years

4/21 - New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall with:
Crucial Dudes / Light Years / Giants at Large

4/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary (Philly Matinee) with:
? / Gin War

4/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry (Philly Late show) with:
Ace Enders / Light Years / Grayscale

4/23 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall (Long Island matinee) with:
Candy Hearts / Light Years / Macseal

4/23 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall (LI late show) with:
??? / Light Years / Giants at Large

4/24 - Hamden, CT @ The Space (Matinee) with:
Koji / Light Years / Whittled Down

4/24 - Hamden, CT @ The Space (Late show) with:
Such Gold / Light Years / A Will Away

4/25 - Worcester, NA @ Upstairs Palladium with:
Alan Day (Four Year Strong) / Light Years / Rival Island

4/26 - Revere, MA @ VFW Hall (Matinee) with:
SPECIAL GUEST / Rival Island

4/26 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair with:
Brian Marquis / Light Years / Half Hearted Hero

*This group has been an incredibly important part of TMO's history, so you can bet you'll find Kate at the 4/20 show in NYC. See you there?

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