Adam Green + Sean Na Na(lite)



$12 in advance/$14 at the door

10:30pm doors/11pm showtime

21+

 

 

 

Adam Green:

Having released seven solo albums in eight years Adam Green is already renowned around the globe as one of music’s most unique and prolific song writing talents.

A New York native, Green was just 17-years old when he recorded and released his first album. As part of the downtown antifolk scene at the end of the nineties he made up one-half of The Moldy Peaches, the acclaimed duo with Kimya Dawson that enjoyed belated mainstream success via the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the 2007 Academy Award-winning movie Juno.

As a skinny and effervescently articulate teenager he was a regular fixture at East Village music clubs. His poignant and idiosyncratic song writing was matched by a contagious excitement and enthusiasm for his craft. Since then, the former troubadour wunderkind has become a notable figure to indie-pop fans around the world, making regular appearances in arts and culture magazines, television shows, music clubs and festivals. In Europe he established himself as a bone fide pop star with chart hits like “Jessica”, “Emily” and “Morning After Midnight”. When The Moldy Peaches belatedly found their place at #1 on the Billboard Charts, via the Juno soundtrack, Green had already enjoyed a string of successful albums under his own name and was deep into the creation of his films and visual art.

Recently his almost eruptive bursts of creativity have led him into the world of movies and visual arts, with writing/producing/directing and acting in The Wrong Ferarri,- a feature length “screwball tragedy” shot entirely on the iPhone and starring Macaulay Culkin, Alia Shawkat, Devendra Banhart, BP Fallon and Sky Ferreira – as well as the staging of four visual art exhibitions in New York City.

While on tour for his album Gemstones in 2005 Green exhibited a series of drawings called Animal Dreams at Loyal Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Following his debut NYC art show Teen Tech in 2010 Green became the first artist to show at Dustin Yellin’s Red Hook space, The Intercourse, with his Cartoon And Complaint exhibition. Cartoon And Complaint, inspired by such disparate characters as Garfield and Aladdin, was quickly followed by another solo exhibition, Houseface, at The Hole gallery in downtown NYC in August 2012. Exhibition A will be releasing a print from that show at the end of October 2012. Most recently he has formed an art collective 3MB with Macaulay Culkin and Toby Goodshank. Their first exhibit Leisure Inferno opened at Le Poisson Rouge Gallery in October 2012.

While creating visual art and film has become a fully realized passion for Green, his boundless energy for creative arts has most recently resulted in a brand new musical project. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro’s debut eponymous album will be released in January 2013. The bi-coastal friendship-turned-musical-partnership is one of tender duets, written by the pair in the wake of coincidentally simultaneous romantic disappointments.

Of his now multifaceted career Green, says: “You know how people are always looking for a unifying theory? I was looking for a unifying theory of artistic expression. I was trying to create some kind of fluidity within my music, art, writing. If you listen to my songs, you see they’re kind of cartoonish. I try to make songs like my paintings. When creating my movie, I tried to create more of a song.”

 

 

 

 

Sean Na Na:

Sean Na Na is the guitar pop project of Sean Tillmann (a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar). It started as a solo outlet for Sean's songs that didn't quite fit with his noise band Calvin Krime in 1998. Since then, the project evolved into a full band with a rotating cast of characters from all over the musical map. The masses really started to take notice when Mary Lou Lord and Sean teamed up on a split EP for Kill Rock Stars in 2000. Family Trees: Or CoPe We Must is the third full-length outing of the band. The title of the album reflects the familial nature of Sean Na Na's group of friends. FYI: the title is also a blatant drug reference. "CoPe We Must" is actually short for Coke-Peppered Weed Mustache. Childish? Yes. Radical? Indeed.

The album was a labor of love spanning many sessions at The Bubble (Austin, TX), Jackpot! (Portland, OR), and Hangar 1018 (Los Angeles) with Sean producing all of the sessions. When all was ready for mixing, John Goodmanson was enlisted, and the two headed into the Magic Shop (NYC) to put the finishing touches on. The band on this recording is a diverse bunch including long-time collaborator Lucky Jeremy, Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers, The Drips), Patrick Costello (Dillinger 4), Ben Webster (Attack Formation, Total Sound Group), and Dave Hernandez (The Shins). Maria and Kate Taylor, Greg Dulli (Twilight Singers, Afghan Whigs), and many more friends stopped by the studio to lend an extra voice or hand clap when necessary.

Sean Na Na has an extensive touring history. They have shared the stage with The Strokes, The Hold Steady, Ted Leo, The Rakes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Like, and a long, laundry list of others that most of the band can't remember. The memory loss is most likely due to the fact that the band plays a lot of it's shows historically wasted... which is an extension of their party hard/work hard ethic. It's all for your entertainment. The line-up changes tour to tour, but most of the album's collaborators show up on stage and new members Denver Dalley (Desaparecidos, Statistics) and Justin Chearno (Panthers, Turing Machine) have joined the rotation as well. Most recently Fab from The Strokes joined the band on a worldwide mission to share the Na Na Noise.

And the Na Na Noise is…? Sean Na Na, when pressed to find a likeness to their sound the band, would probably say they sound like early Elvis Costello and The Replacements throwing up on tape the morning after an all-night bender.