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The Set List: Live Music on the Lower East Side

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Here’s TLD Contributor Flora Theden’s weekly run-down of the best live music on the Lower East Side.

Thursday – Sleepy Kitty

A two piece indie rock band from St. Louis via Chicago, Sleepy Kitty has a hypnotic sound that embodies the perfect mix of indie, grunge and dream pop. For fans of Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, and 90s grunge rock.

Listen to: Don’t You Start

Piano’s // February 12th // 10pm // $8

Friday – Pet Sun

Pet Sun consists of Canada natives Stephane Senecal-Tremblay on vocals and lead guitar, Parth Jain on drums, Sam Rashid on guitar, with the addition of Nic Arbour on bass. Based between Toronto and Hamilton, the band has graced audiences with their heavy and energetic live shows at every given opportunity.

Since their birth into the music scene in March 2013, Pet Sun has released a lo-fi collection of demos, and a sludgy EP, Serpent Buzz. Their latest EP, Feel Like I’m Going Away, was released in 2014.

Listen to: Gimme Your Soul

Cake Shop // February 13th // 8pm // $8

Friday – Arc Iris 

Jocie Adams is the frontwoman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist at the forefront of this adventurous ensemble. A formally trained classical composer (as well as a former NASA researcher), Adams is influenced by everything from folk and country, to cabaret, jazz and more contemporary sources like Grizzly Bear. The band has toured with CocoRosie, Marco Benevento and Justin Townes Earle to name a few.

Listen to: Lost on Me

Fontana’s // February 13th // 10:30pm // $10

Saturday – Chatham County Line

Merging a traditional bluegrass sound and first-class picking with pithy songwriting that often confronts personal issues and political matters head on, Chatham County Line are a North Carolina foursome who have been tearing up the stage since 1999.

Listen to: Girl She Used to Be

Rockwood Music Hall // February 14th // 10:30 // $20

Monday – Theophilus London

London is currently touring to support his new album, Vibes, which was produced by Kanye West and is a collage of experimental pop and R&B with an ‘80s new wave influence.

Listen to: I Stand Alone 

Bowery Ballroom // February 16th // 6:30pm // $10

Wednesday – Bowery Riots

Paying homage to their own NYC neighborhood and family tree, the Bowery Riots are a rock n roll band who take their name from the turn of the century gang “The Bowery Boys” and the 1849 Astor Riot. Guitar, bass and drums come together to pay homage to R & B, garage and psych.

The three-piece group recorded their first EP with producer Andy Rourke (The Smiths), and are currently working on their new EP with a full length album to follow.

Listen to: My Time Has Come

Mercury Lounge // February 18th // 6:30pm // $10


Flora Theden lives and works in the Lower East Side. She is an Account Executive in the Hospitality Division of Brandsway Creative, a Public Relations, Marketing and Branding firm.


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