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
Frances Cone on facebook
Frances Cones on twitter
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. On their debut full-length, Gracie and Rachel pit anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. The duo announced the album via NPR alongside the introspective video premiere for “Only A Child.” The self-titled record (out June 23, 2017) quickly won the hearts of NPR fans who voted them to #4 on NPR’s Your Favorite New Artist, with Bob Boilen describing as having “a terrific tension in the sound, an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground.” The duo has since recorded an NPR Tiny Desk Concert and was named to NPR 100 Best Songs of 2017, Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums of 2017 and Slingshot 2018, public radio’s artist incubator program for emerging artists.
Their music is a compelling juxtaposition of Gracie’s piano and lead vocals and Rachel’s violin and voice, augmented with stark percussion. The nine orchestral pop songs on Gracie and Rachel 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 or triumphed in subverting expectations imposed from without. Seen on stages with Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Joseph, Ani DiFranco, Tall Heights, and San Fermin, the live experience displays a passionate, tangible quality to their deeply rooted bond, an intimate connection that is vibrantly apparent on stage and equally imprinted on their record.