Above the Din, Castle Black, August on Sunday, Code 509, Thrillkiller

Above the Din

Castle Black

August on Sunday

Code 509


Sep 02 Sat

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Above the Din - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Above the Din
Above the Din is Boston doom rock. Transcendent grunge. A melancholy trio.

They fuse the angst of Seattle grunge with the doom-laden riffs of English hard rock, resulting in “East Coast Gloom,” an amalgam of low-end breakdowns and blues rock derivatives.

The founding members of Above The Din jammed for the first time in 2013. Tim Mercier (guitar, vocals) and Dan Racowsky (drums) then got to woodshedding. When Matt Cote (bass) joined the two-piece several years later, a bottom end rounded out their heavy sound.

All three band members studied at Berklee College of Music, but each come from different musical backgrounds that influence Above The Din’s style. Taking his music as far as Europe, Tim has spent 18 years performing the blues, classical and rock. A vet of the local metal scene, Matt is no stranger to major stages (Boston’s Hard Rock Cafe and Manchester’s Jewel). Since teaching himself instruments as a teen, Dan has explored hardcore, pop punk and every style in between.
Castle Black - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Castle Black
Castle Black is a Brooklyn-based rock trio, bringing a powerful and thunderous sound, full of hard-hitting jams, never sacrificing the hook. Described as drawing from punk, post-punk, grunge, alternative and new wave, Castle Black refuses to be pinned down to a genre. Each song careens through an almost stream of consciousness depiction of life stories, social anthems and raw emotions. Gritty female vocals, delicate back-up adornments, roaring drums, canny bass and guitar-forward hooks collide, staying in your head for days on end.

They have been described as “the kind of band you want to catch on the way up” (New York Music Daily), whose “sound is an inventive and stimulating mixture of genres,” making “Castle Black’s style one of a kind.” (Indie Rock Café), Castle Black is “capturing the NY sound with a subdued, crunchy Garage-band sound with a slight L-7-esque edge to their own concoction.” (Musically Fresh)

Their first EP, Find You There, was released in August 2015, with a follow-up single, Dark Light: A Plague Revisited, released in May 2016. Their second EP, Losing Forever, as well as their video for Dark Light, was released in October 2016. A limited-edition lathe-cut record for their single Blind Curtain was released in April 2017, on Leesta Vall Sound Recordings. Their third studio EP, Trapped Under All You Know, will be released on August 18th, 2017, to be followed by several music videos.

Castle Black has played several notable festivals, including Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, NJ Shore Festival and Staten Island’s PrideFest. They were selected through an audition process as one of a handful of female fronted groups for Summer on the Hudson’s Make Some Noise Festival in 2017, which highlighted women musicians making an impact on the NYC music scene. They have opened for prestigious acts, including Richard Lloyd (of Television), Big D and the Kids Table and POD. Indie Rock Café selected Castle Black for their Best DIY and Indie Rock 2016 list. The band’s shows have extended to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC. Their songs have been played on both domestic and international radio shows, including Strawberry Tongue Radio, Banks Radio Australia, Vulcan Sound Radio, Rock Radio UK, Radio Free Brooklyn, Radio KSCR, Lionheart Radio UK, Lucky Star Radio, Radio Tatras International, Kane FM, Valley FM 89.5, 3rd Strike Radio, Riviera FM and many more.
August on Sunday - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
August on Sunday
Stemming from a dream about a review in a newspaper, August on Sunday has and will be, “a rock and roll experience.” Danny Axel (guitarist and vocalist) recruited the assistance of Rob D. (bassist and vocalist) and Sully (drums), and the three began to craft the foundation of the AOS sound in the summer of 2009. Sadly, after their 2012 album release of Slacker Blues, the band dealt with several personal heartbreaks that left them unsure of their next steps. It wasn’t until the 2016 release of their EP, Rained Out, an East Coast tour with friends, royGbiv, and completing the recording of their second full-length album, 33, that the band felt reinvigorated. Luckily for fans and music lovers everywhere, August on Sunday was able to take those moments of heartbreak to craft a careful blend of rock, pop, soul, grunge, punk and jazz.

Since their revival in 2016, August on Sunday has attracted listeners and fans into the AOS family, playing shows at Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Electric, Freddy’s Bar, and the Velvet Lounge (in DC). Other than the much-anticipated release of their second album, August on Sunday is also looking forward to bringing their slacker sophistication to fans across the United States with two upcoming tours for 2017.

What separates August on Sunday from its predecessors and bands to follow is the passion for music, community, and the commitment to bring more love to the masses. With an earnest clarity of a true rock and roll experience, August on Sunday looks forward to you joining them to experience all they have to offer.
Code 509 - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Code 509
Imagine if Green Day and The White Stripes had a baby, but that baby was overall a disappointment despite trying to follow in its parents footsteps. Well imagine no more! Code 509 blends pop-punk and blues rock styles to provide at least 51% of what you're looking for in a modern rock band. We'll have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet, and doing are damnedest to make any ex-girlfriends in the crowd feel like they missed out. Come see the band a mom once called "very groovy!"
Thrillkiller - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002