Erie Choir + Entrez Vous + Neill Weyman
Born of navel-gazing self-indulgence and vague ambition, Erie Choir began at the dawn of the new millennium as the solo acoustic folk singing sort-of-thing of Sorry About Dresden’s Eric Roehrig. Quickly realizing the loneliness and terror of such endeavors (and the inability to drown out yammering bar goers), he recruited various pals to help him pursue his quixotic rock n’ roll ambitions. Sit-n-Spin Records released their debut album, Slighter Awake, in 2006, which Pop Matters called “crisp, clean, indie rock with a folk-pop flavor”. In 2017, a mere 11 years later, Potluck Foundation released their sophomore effort, Old Rigs, which The Big Takeover declared “worth the wait”, describing Roehrig as “an American Graham Parker.“ The Starlight Veins EP followed in 2020 (“feelgood music for pessimists, summer jams for introverts”- The Indy Weekly) while “Bad Tsars Was a Drag,” an odds n’ sods compilation of the band’s early 2000s, homemade CD-R era output, was released in 2022. The current lineup of Roehrig, fellow Sorry About Dresden alumnus James Hepler, Bob Wall, and Jack Watson has been in place for well over a decade, and for some reason is currently at work on a new album.
Kelly Reidy (singer-songwriter, Theoretical Physicist, Lou Reed devotee, rock’n’roll enthusiast) and Clark Blomquist (multi-instrumentalist member of The Kingsbury Manx, drummer for Dan Mechior Band, former Spider Bags guitarist, consummate Road-Dog, Bohemian Punk true-believer). Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For fans of Yo La Tengo, Best Coast, The Modern Lovers, Wednesday, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Beach House, Blondie, Guided By Voices, The Velvet Underground, Broadcast, Raveonettes. DEBUT ALBUM OUT JULY 7 ON ALL PLATFORMS! EAST COAST U.S.A. TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED SOON!
Neill Weyman is the new band with Neill Prewitt, Ben Spiker, and Bob Wall. Neill (Cold Sides) and Ben (Audubon Park, Erie Choir) have played together since the mid 90’s, and during the pandemic reunited to make the album Nine Songs by Neill Weyman in Neill’s dining room in Carrollton, Georgia. After writing two musicals (2017’s Consensus Reality and 2012’s Bad Economy) and recording a solo EP (2019’s Sunshine Neill), Neill drew these songs from his pandemic notebooks, where personal reflections around family and self-care sit next to notes as an art teacher, talking with students about their work in online critique. Bob Wall (Erie Choir, Le Weekend, everything) is the glue that makes the live band happen on bass. This is their second show.
Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm
Ticket info forthcoming