Free Music at BAR EVERY Wednesday night in the back room!
**Please note that due to an incoming development the parking lot behind BAR is no longer accessible. For parking there is a lot across the street, parking garage next door or find street parking. Thanks**
Since 2005, Alberta Cross has been the songwriting project of Petter Ericson Stakee. The Swedish born singer/songwriter formed the band in London before relocating to their current home of New York City. With a revolving cast of musician friends, Stakee and Alberta Cross have released three EP’s and 2 full length LP’s while playing such famed festivals as Coachella, Lollapoalooza, Bonnarroo, Reading, Leeds, Fuji Rock and Splendour in the Grass. In the past 7 years Alberta Cross has toured the world while sharing stages with the likes of Neil Young, Oasis, Mumford & Sons, Them Crooked Vultures, Black Rebel Motorcycle, Bat For Lashes, The Shins, Phosophorescent and more. In recent months, Stakee has been working out new material at a weekly gathering of like-minded musicians at Randolph Bar in Brooklyn and will soon be going up to record their next record at Dreamland, a church that has been converted into a recording studio in Woodstock, NY. Of the new material, Stakee says “I want it to be more of a live thing, to capture a raw, pure and organic vibe. Like the first few recordings we did as a band but a little more advanced.” Alberta Cross plan to have a new album out in 2015.
Rig 1, a midwestern endeavor 10 years in the making, started in the jammed-in-the deck 36 chambers cassette, melting behind the dashboard controls in the baking sun, windows up tight, air choking and abandoned.
The scraps of papers covered in rhymes were filling the ashtrays and falling in the space behind the piano in the front hall. Andy Lemaster and Rig 1 bunkered up and started exploring the sounds that were noticeably absent from hip-hop, sonic mud pots, forgetting to turn off the oven, bloody eggs, guitars, aceeed 303 late 80’s gurgle and layers of sound that toss spaceman 3, mercury rev, too short and timothy leary into one rolled up and lit up endeavor, doing something the way you hear it in your heart and mind.
"Some where between an enlightened professor sharing existential and mind-expanding subjects, to a litany of theses on parade—”Duality” is a smart, stimulus overload of paradoxes and philosophical freehand-freestyle."
- impose magazine
Above the tree line west of the periodic is a record that comes along and reminds you that ideas are infinite and the space between the electron and neutron is the universe itself….look to the sky and see what is inside the Rig 1.
City Streets Country Roads is a two piece grunge folk band from New Britain CT. They are singer songwriter Jason Karwowski and Bridgges Stanley on drums. The two are often accompanied by other musician friends, lately, Nic (bass) and Tyler (saxophone) from the band food.
FREE / 9pm doors / 21+