Review: The Darcys and Ramona Falls live at Mercury Lounge

Posted by The G on June 15, 2012 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls

Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls

I’ve been lucking out recently seeing double bills of groups that rock and June 14, 2012 was more of the same!  On June 14, 2012, New York’s Mercury Lounge hosted Canadian indie rock band The Darcys and Portland’s Ramona Falls.

The Darcys

The Darcys

At times, The Darcys music sounded like unreleased Radiohead songs, which is always a good thing, according2g.  By the end of the first song, the audience was rockin’ out and following the beats with their bodies.  If you’re looking for some music to take you on a trip, I recommend this band!  Also, for classic rock lovers, The Darcys have done something extremely cool.  They have recorded a cover version of the entire Steely Dan album “Aja.”  Wow!  Extra good news, you can download the record for free on The Darcys’ website.  (link is above).

Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls

Though it was a tough act to follow, Ramona Falls continued a night of great music as the indie-rock (with folk influences) band out of Portland performed an hour long set.  They had trippy projections being cast throughout the show, which added to the ambiance.  One of the funniest moments was when the drummer stepped out from behind the drum kit in between songs and in a very dead-pan voice asked the audience if we were having a good time, but posed the question in survey form (“do you agree, somewhat agree, disagree, or strongly disagree?”)  Lead singer Brent Knopf, formerly of Menomena, appeared to be in a trance as you could see his eyes rolling back in his head during the set and it was contagious.  By the time the show ended, my pop/rock itch had been scratched.  Ramona Falls is offering a free download on their website as well, so hook yourself up with some new music this weekend!

Thanks Ramona Falls and The Darcys for a great night of music!

You can see the Ramona Falls set list after the jump.

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An Encounter with Lisa Marie Presley

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Geoffrey Dicker and Lisa Marie Presley

Geoffrey Dicker and Lisa Marie Presley

When you think of the “six degrees of separation” game in reference to Lisa Marie Presley, it’s enough to make your head explode.  She is the daughter of one of the most famous icons of all time (Elvis Presley) and was once married to another of the greatest icons of our generation (Michael Jackson).  Lisa Marie Presley was in New York performing a rare concert to promote her latest album “Storm and Grace” on June 14, 2012.  After her set, she announced that she’d be signing copies of the album!  That was quite unexpected.  She stood at the merch table after the show was over and was extremely cool to her fans.  She happily signed autographs and took photos with fans.  I thanked her for this rare opportunity to meet someone of her stature and in turn, she thanked me for my support and for coming out to see her!  Now that is class, according2g.  Thanks again Lisa Marie!

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