Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photos: Eight and a Half / Zeus @ Mercury Lounge

Eight and a Half @ Mercury Lounge 2/23/12
Eight and a Half's Justin Peroff
Eight and a Half / Zeus @ Mercury Lounge - February 23, 2012
Photos: Chloe Lee

With Broken Social Scene currently on hiatus, various members of the Canadian supergroup have gone on to form other projects to keep themselves occupied. After all, the band always has been one big collective of multiple projects, so it's no surprise at all that drummer Justin Peroff recently teamed up with The Stills' Liam O’Neil and Dave Hamelin to create Eight and a Half. A bit more electronically-tinged than I would have expected, but no less melodic and ethereal, the band have a great song called "Go Ego," which you can listen to below. Eight and a Half made its way to New York City last week and played Mercury Lounge last Thursday and Glasslands on Friday for two Arts & Crafts showcases.

Also on the bill at the Mercury Lounge show was another Toronto-based band, Zeus, who closed out the night. On the verge of releasing their new album Busting Visions on March 27, the band was recently featured on NPR, who described their single "Are You Gonna Waste My Time" as containing "muscular, Big Star-sized guitar riffs." You can listen to the track and decide for yourself below...

Chloe was there to photograph both bands for us, and you can take a look at her gallery, as well as Eight and a Half's video for their song "Scissors," below...

Zeus - 2012 Tour Dates
Tuesday March 6th, 2012 Charlottetown, PE Delta Ballroom
Thursday March 8th, 2012 Moncton, NB Oxygen Nightclub
Friday March 9th, 2012 Halifax, NS The Forum
Tuesday March 27th, 2012 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Wednesday March 28th, 2012 Washington, DC DC9
Friday March 30th, 2012 Knoxville, TN Cider House
Saturday March 31st, 2012 Nashville, TN 12th and Porter
Saturday April 14th, 2012 Berlin, Germany Lido
Monday April 16th, 2012 Erlangen, Germany E-Werk
Tuesday April 17th, 2012 Vienna, Austria Fluc
Wednesday April 18th, 2012 Munich, Germany Hansa 39
Thursday April 19th, 2012 Cologne, Germany Gebaeude 9
Friday April 20th, 2012 Kassel, Germany Unten
Saturday April 21st, 2012 Erfurt, Germany Franz Mehlhose
Sunday April 22nd, 2012 Basel, Switzerland Kaserne
Monday April 23rd, 2012 Aarau, Switzerland Kiff
Tuesday April 24th, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany Brotfabrik
Wednesday April 25th, 2012 Trier, Germany Exhaus
Thursday April 26th, 2012 Antwerp, Belgium Trixbar
Friday April 27th, 2012 Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom The Hope
Saturday April 28th, 2012 Manchester, United Kingdom Castle
Sunday April 29th, 2012 Glasgow, United Kingdom Glasgow Stereo
Tuesday May 1st, 2012 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom Cluny 2
Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 Bristol, UK Louisiana
Thursday May 3rd, 2012 London, UK Bush Hall
Friday May 4th, 2012 Oxford, United Kingdom Jericho Tavern

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