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Thu. April 16, 2009
Rhett Miller with Starling Crush and Aerial East | New York, NY |
Presented By (Le) Poisson Rouge

Minimum age
for this event is:

18+

Venue Information


Le Poisson Rouge (MAP)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
US 10012

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Featuring:
Rhett Miller, Starling Crush, Aerial East

Event Information:
212-505-FISH

We apologize, but online ticket sales have ended. This does not mean that the event is necessarily sold out. This close to show time tickets are only available at the door. For all sold out shows (Le) Poisson Rouge will do a ticket giveaway in the gallery bar 2 hours prior to the start of the show.

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Rhett Miller
Starling Crush
Aerial East

Bio:
Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his seven records with the 97’s, he’s released two highly regarded solo albums, The Instigator
(2002) and The Believer
(2006).

Rhett continues to balance his solo endeavors with his membership in the Old 97’s. The still-active quartet, which was prominently featured in the Jennifer Aniston/Vince Vaughn romantic comedy, The Break Up, will release their next full-length studio album, Blame It On Gravity, on May 13.

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It’s rare to find an American band that has conquered the Brit Rock sound with taste, and impossible to identify one that has done so lead by a female voice. That is until you meet Starling Crush.

Born in a tree house-like studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, singer / songwriters Jennifer Glass and Michael Simone (Seems So Bright, Lovesky) met through coinciding circles of musicians and friends in New York’s oversaturated music scene. The two were initially paired for a meeting for an open guitar slot for Jennifer’s then self-tilted band, but Simone’s own musical projects led him to initially turn the gig

down. “I loved the songs that I was handed that day, but my own band was being courted at the time”, says Simone. “I was also couch surfing from a break-up, trying to release my own album, and there was just too much going on…but her songs stayed with me.”

Eventually the two did join forces though, as Simone began to accompany Glass on guitar for her local shows, and finally to a shared bill with their respective bands on New Year’s Eve, leading into 2007. By the end of the following day, "For You" was penned and recorded, and was the beginning of what was to become "Tea Leaves, Murder, and Dreaming”. “It all just sort of fell into place and we weren’t really asking ourselves

any questions. We just somehow knew we were going to make an album together, and I knew with Michael at the helm, it would be amazing. Actually, I totally swindled him. Surround and confuse, that’s how I work”, Glass laughs.

Simone’s love of atmospheric pop, and Glass’s desire to expand her material into a broader sonic direction kept them in the studio for over a year, deconstructing and rebuilding all of the moments that make Starling Crush’s first effort seem like much more than just their first album. “It’s what the both of us have always been hearing and heading towards, and what we both feel music should be,” says Glass. “It’s everything we are right now. It’s honest, and that’s really what matters the most.”

Starling Crush will be on tour this summer and are planning to release “Tea Leaves, Murder and Dreaming” in the fall.

Video:
Rhett Miller


Starling Crush


Aerial East


18+ or accompanied by legal guardian. This show is General Admission, first come, first serve. Seating is Limited. A purchased ticket does not guarantee you a seat. There is a two item minimum for all seated performances.

$20 advance | $25 day of show

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