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Mathew Mercury & The Lemon Flyers
When Ezra Oklan (Nicole Atkins, Ambulance Ltd, Dwight & Nicole) began writing songs almost a decade ago, he simply felt a calling to pay homage to the lost art of eighties synth-pop; shining a light on an era of music that he, and many others, had built careers upon, yet had fallen by the wayside in an age of electronic ease.
Over the years, as Oklan tried to pinpoint the location of the intersection where desire meets demand, the faint whisper inside of him that sounds reminiscent of Springsteen accented with pangs of Morrissey slowly gained voice enough to reach the point of persuasion.
It was at that point that Matthew Mercury was born. As new members with storied pasts of their own — the likes of Steve Hadeka, Christopher Hawthorne, Jeremy Mendicino and Dan Bishop — joined arms with Ezra, the sound quickly evolved with inspiration borrowed everywhere from Bowie to the Pixies, Joy Division to Television, and Interpol to the Strokes with a little bit of Pulp.
Matthew Mercury thrives on the pulse of the crowd, incubating energy and sending it back into the world via musical expressions fit to fill the soul. The Matthew Mercury experience is more than just a show. It’s a cathartic experiment in group participation curating an ecosystem of human vibrations and it personifies the feeling of real retro, done right.
With this ever-changing world in which we live, you may not remember all the things that you have done, but you will always remember that Matthew Mercury loves you.
The Lemon Flyers
The Lemon Flyers are three brothers and one other dude who get together to produce rock and roll music. They use meandering bass lines, 4 part harmonies, and good ol’ fashioned electric guitar to remind us that things don’t always go the way you’d expect, but you can find a way through anything. Results may vary.
8pm | Free