with The New Tarot, Frances Cone & Gracie and Rachel
Sat March 26th, 2016
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:15PM
Event Ticket: $10
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 6:30pm-7:30pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
On the Rise at LPR
On The Rise at LPR is a music series dedicated to showcasing up and coming bands from the New York City area. LPR is committed to finding some of the best local talent and exposing our patrons to bands that we truly believe in.
The New Tarot
Fronted by sisters Monika and Karen Walker, The New Tarot is on a mission to deliver a philosophical, post-pop take on alt-rock. Using melodic sensibilities and yearning questions, the two sisters have been writing music together from a very young age. Karen is a renowned pianist and spent some time at the Hart School of Music studying composition while Monika plays guitar and has a background in philosophy and artificial intelligence. Five years ago they began to record and perform together under the name The New Tarot. They have released 4 Eps, 7 singles and one live album and are set to release their first full-length studio album later this spring. The New Tarot is based out of New York City, and have played both as a five-piece band with three other talented musicians, headlining many of the area’s top venues; as well as a duo playing intimate, acoustic shows, as part of the Sofar circuit, Live FM, and Balcony TV, from New York City to Athens, Greece.
“The New Tarot is indie rock for witchy babes. Equal parts mystical and danceable…” -NYLON Magazine
“The group’s intricate melodies and passionate lyrics give a fresh approach to relationships, mental health, and what it means to be “liked” on Facebook.” -Bust Magazine
“Their guitar-heavy synth pop perfectly complements their lyrics about mental health, relationships, politics, and self-worth.” -Noisey
“Frances Cone, a Brooklyn-via–South Carolina trio fronted by keyboardist-vocalist Christina Cone, presents a soaring blend of soul, electropop and folk. A high-gloss production job doesn’t dull the considerable emotional punch of the band’s songs, heard on a recent self-titled EP. This is definitely a group to watch.” – Time Out New York
Frances Cone official site
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Frances Cones on Soundcloud
Gracie and Rachel
Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. Their music pits anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. The result is a compelling juxtaposition of Gracie’s piano and lead vocals and Rachel’s violin and voice, augmented with stark percussion.
Like their stylized color palette of black and white, their instrumentation appears simple and spare at first glance, but there’s a powerful prism effect at work that brings us back to the concept of duality: their songs are intimate and expansive, questioning and confident. The nine orchestral-pop songs on ‘Gracie and Rachel’ (out June 23) tell a story that’s rooted in the truth —their truth — but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relatable to anyone who has ever found their heart racing with doubt and pushed forward regardless.
“There’s a terrific tension in the sound, an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground.” – NPR Music