Matt Pond PA

PopGun Presents

Matt Pond PA

Ricky Lewis

Dec 15

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

Elsewhere - Zone One

Brooklyn, NY

15.00

This event is 16 and over

Matt Pond PA
Matt Pond PA
Matt Pond PA (often capitalized "matt pond PA") is an indie band formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1998. Matthew Pond is the only remaining original member because the band had to reform when Pond moved to New York City in 2003.
As of 2011 the band has released 8 full length albums as well as multiple singles, EPs and compilation tracks with an ever changing line-up. They gained wider recognition in 2010 when Starbucks™ used their song "Snow Day" in a tv-commercial.
Ricky Lewis
Ricky Lewis
Ricky Lewis was raised in New England, got lost on Long Island, and found himself in Manhattan before setting up shop in Brooklyn where he now resides.

Lewis cut his teeth in several bands (Dear Lions, The Wools) until spending the last year stockpiling songs in private and honing his craft as a writer. After sending GarageBand demos to various musical friends, he enlisted fellow songwriter Patrick Bower to record him performing his songs live, the way they were written, sung over stark and expressive guitar playing. Throughout Spring 2013 the pair recorded at Bower's homemade setup in the basement of his apartment. There they added subtle, intricate layers to the live performances they captured.

The 4 songs selected from these sessions comprise Ricky's first solo effort, Serious Mistress EP. At times it recalls the dark pop sensibilities of Space Oddity-era David Bowie, at others the stoner-Americana of Neil Young. The lyrics offer unique reflections on youthful indulgence, lost friends, and love versus what we're sold it should be, while pondering what it means to be an artist in an increasingly desensitized, over-saturated and swiftly evolving culture.
Venue Information:
Elsewhere - Zone One
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/