Brooklyn-Based Cult Rockers Sky-Pony at Mercury Lounge on May 5
On Sunday May 5th, indie art-rock band Sky-Pony will hit the stage of Lower East Side fixture Mercury Lounge. Since its formation a year ago, Sky-Pony has garnered a cult following for sets that blur the line between rock show and theatrical event. Expect costumes, choreography, projections, and a special guest string section. They'll be opening for UK band Various Cruelties.
It all happens on Sunday May 5th at Mercury Lounge (217 E Houston St, New York, NY). Sky-Pony hits the stage at 9pm. Tickets are $12. More info at http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/.
Sky-Pony is a Brooklyn based band that serves up lush, lyrical, often cheeky indie-pop with a healthy dose of theatrics. They incorporate costumes, choreography, and projections into their high-energy live shows. Rock concert meets performance art meets burlesque, you might say. They're hot off the release of their debut EP Say You Love Me Like You Mean It, now available on itunes, celebrated by a 4-night concert series at the Ukrainian National Home.
Sky-Pony is led by Lauren Worsham (singer/actress who most recently appeared in New York City Opera's Turn of the Screw - see Time Out feature here) and her husband Kyle Jarrow (Obie Award winning playwright/composer known for A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, Whisper House, also of the bands The Fabulous Entourage and Super Mirage). Sky-Pony also features the talents of Kevin Wunderlich, Jessi Suzuki, Megan Stern, Perry Silver, Eric Day and David Blasher. More info on the band at http://www.sky-pony.com.
(High-definition downloadable photos available at http://www.fabulousentourage.com/SkyPony/publicitypics.html.)
Sky-Pony will be followed by the UK band Various Cruelties. Formed by frontman Liam O'Donnell in London just two short years ago, Various Cruelties is an alternative indie soul incarnation. The four-piece outfit fuses classic British guitar pop with Stax grooves to create a form of shabby Motown pop.