Monday, September 24th 2012: 7PM-Dan Abraham // 11PM-The Kings of Karaoke

IT’S THE FINAL NIGHT of Dan Abraham’s September residency at The Grand Victory!  All featured artists appear below in the wrong order.  For set times, please consult the Facebook event page for tonight’s show.  While you’re there, why don’t you join it?

7PM TONIGHT (no cover):

  • Dan Abraham (the solo adventures of Courtesy Tier‘s Omer Leibovitz) isn’t simply a stripped down version of its louder project.  Stripped down, yes.  But these songs venture into new territories, wherein Leibovitz’s voice at times calls to mind The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser or The National’s Matt Berninger and the instrumentation is unsettling at best.  Listen here.
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  • Jessi Robertson is “a breathy, occasionally gritty contralto, over smartly arranged Americana rock… If you like the idea of Lucinda Williams but don’t like all the cliches she falls back on, Jessi Robertson is for you” (Lucid Culture).  Listen here.
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  • J. Wise (aka Josh Wise of the French Kicks, aka Above Ground Episodes) will play a solo set of sparse, reverb-drenched desert nighttime tunes.  We recommend checking out this video of a solo set he played in Hudson, NY.  It’s the same kind of moody introspective ballads you’d expect from Songs: Ohia’s Jason Molina, but with atmospheric elements and a solid rock and roll sensibility, and shades of Nebraska or Chris Isaak.  Listen here.

11PM TONIGHT (no cover):

The Kings Of Karaoke are the dominant force behind Brooklyn’s sing-along scene,” says Brooklyn Exposed, calling them the “monarchs of music murder land.”  New York Magazine named them the best karaoke “For a Party Thrown by Guys So Good at Throwing Karaoke Parties They Do It Every Day.”  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to accolades and awards this karaoke troupe has amassed.

If you think it’s silly for karaoke hosts to garner so much attention, then you clearly don’t take your karaoke seriously enough.  Luckily there’s a cure for that, and it’s every Monday at 10:00 PM at The Grand Victory for the low low price of FREE.

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