Tuff Sunshine

Tuff Sunshine

The Concentrics, Brother Reverend, The Setup, This Frontier Needs Heroes

Friday, May 11, 2012

8:00 pm


Tuff Sunshine - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Tuff Sunshine
Tuff Sunshine is a 3-piece pared-down indie-rock trio that Time-Out New York accurately describes as "cool, emotive indie fare that skillfully fuses funky soul with wiry postpunk." The band features Johnny Leitera
(guitar/vocals), Ani Cordero (drums/vocals) and Turner Stough (bass). Together for about a year now, they have garnered positive acclaim from My Old Kentucky Blog, The Huffington Post, Tom Tom Magazine, have been Spinner.com's "Download of the Day" and recently Nic Harcourt ("America's most influential DJ") prominently featured them on his nationally-syndicated "Connections" show.

On top of all that, Ani found time to tour on drums with the hugely-influential Brazilian psych-rockers Os Mutantes, Turner toured and gigged live with at least 10 other bands, and Johnny wrote a slew of new material and began playing guitar with another up-and-coming band, Ideal Fire. And there's more to come...they recently finished a new EP ("Kids Know") that was recorded and mixed by famed no-wave pioneer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Brian Eno).
The Concentrics - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
The Concentrics
The Concentrics are an original rock band whose music ranges over territory common to My Morning Jacket, Sun Volt, and Guided by Voices, as well as classic rock artists such as Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Featuring members of The Old Nationals, the MG-3s, The Ex-Caminos, and Spiraltone, The Concentrics make Rock that Pops
Brother Reverend - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Brother Reverend
The Brother Reverend's new record, "Ike Turner Kills Fascists" is a fourteen song LP that boasts vigorous song writing & solid musicianship.

The band says the new LP is merely a hint of what is to come. Their often-stated goal is to make a record better than "Love Child."
The Setup - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Setup
The Setup is a New York City Rock and Roll band with a distinct sound. More melodic than Lou Reed, more rock than Ryan Adams, and somewhere between The Stooges and The Pretenders.
This Frontier Needs Heroes - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
This Frontier Needs Heroes
This Frontier Needs Heroes is the Alternative Folk duo of brother-sister Brad and Jessica Lauretti from Brooklyn, NY.

Listening to This Frontier Needs Heroes is like having Brad and Jessica play in your backyard while the sun comes up. With their powerful delivery and delicate harmonies; their songs are full of honest, personal stories of love, loss and longing for a better world.

Since their 2009 debut release, they have received much acclaim from Itunes, NPR, Time Out New York, Time Out London, and Decider as well as indie blogs from around the globe. They have played hundreds of shows across the US and UK with Kath Bloom, She Keeps Bees, Arbouretum, Tallest Man on Earth, and The Handsome Family including several UK festival appearances.

In 2010, they used Kickstarter donations from their growing fan base to fund their follow up album. They decided to leave the studio for a more intimate approach and recorded in an old school house in Wassaic, NY, with engineer Justin Pizzoferrato (MV & EE, Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore). THE FUTURE, out May 10, 2011 on their newly formed label HEROIC ENDEAVOURS RECORDS, has wild new songs about all of their rambling experiences including new visions about space, family, heroes, history, and dogs.

THE FUTURE also includes album art in 3D and will be shipped with 3D glasses!