The Merc Update

Lots of cool not sold out shows coming up at the Mercury Lounge. Here’s the list:

January 31st, 2007 at 7:00 PM
Shy Child / Born Ruffians / Ra Ra Riot plus Vampire Weekend

February 17-18, 2007 at 8:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Malajube / Snowden

February 28, 2007 at 7:30 PM
(The Downeaster) Alexa Ray Joel
OK, this show is not cool, but seeing Billy Joel at the Mercury Lounge (on stage or off) might be cool. After checking her website and searching in earnest for the name of a label, I discovered that her debut EP, Sketches, is self-released and independently distributed. Now, you would think the old man has enough clout to land her a deal somewhere, but who knows, maybe he told her to go solo at the start.

March 12, 2007 at 9:45 PM
The Ravonettes – Special Electric Duo Show

March 31 – April 1 at 8:00 PM
The Long Winters

April 4 at 7:30 PM at 7:30 PM
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Monday, April 9 at 7:30 PM
Cloud Cult

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 PM
Tokyo Police Club