Tue, November 17th

Meridian Lights / Mercury & The Architects

hip-hop r&b TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price $5
Door Price $10
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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Meridian Lights / Mercury & The Architects

7pm : Meridian Lights performing 

Meridian Lights is the song writing team of vocalist Bradley Valentin and guitarist Yohimbe Sampson. They have completed an album called "Atlantic". The album is named after Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue where the duo wrote the album. The album features bass player Jean Shepheard and drummer Drew McClean.

Bradley and Yohimbe both grew up with heavy musical and art influences in the home. Music was part of celebrating the greatest moments of life and served as an outlet for self expression. Yohimbe, self-taught, started playing guitar as a teen and honed his skills studying the instrument and playing with various bands, one being Rap/Rock band Game Rebellion. Bradley, writing since the age of 12, has penned everything from short stories to poetry. He started singing as a teen in his mother's church choir. "I was introduced to many different genres and I always paid attention to the vocalist."? 

After crossing paths several times while living in the Bedstuy section of Brooklyn, it all came to head at a party where Yohimbe grabbed a guitar and nobody would sing. Brad stood up, they started rocking and haven't stopped. The band has been featured on Metro NY, MTV Iggy and The Deli Magazine to name a few, and are no strangers to the stage having played Knitting Factory, SOBs, Public Assembly, Ella Lounge, Arlene's Grocery and various other music venues in and around New York City.

Atlantic defies genre with influences of rock, soul, world and electronic music. A masterful fusion of Bradley's powerhouse vocals with Yohimbe's feverish guitar, songs touch on trial, optimism love and sex. Says MTV Iggy, "With their trippy, soulful, rock grooves that bang across cascading, sensual rhythms, it's hard not to fall in love with Meridian's do or die style. It's Afropunk; it's rudeboy-with-a-heart. It's the kind of infectious, shape-shifting music that doesn't fit all, but goes so hard that you simply can't ignore it."

8pm : Mercury & The Architects

Inspired by the music of TJ Mercury, Mercury & The Architects preaches a philosophy that hope, true expression, and inspiration flowing through the subconscious can be represented through ANY form of art. The realization of who they are, who they are meant to be, and who they have always been, allowed them to share with each other an enlightenment of their own. 
They decided to be the architects of their own lives, building their experience through expression. Hoping to show the world that through every creative endeavor, we are all architects; creating, designing, and building our own fate using the blueprints we have drafted throughout the course of our lives. 

Mercury & The Architects is a collection of artists and musicians dedicated to the representation of TJ Mercury's music through various forms of art.