May 4, 2012
Greetings loyal fans and new ones. We know, this is our first newsletter in some time. Did you miss us? Well we’ve missed you, but we’ve also been keeping very busy, playing shows and working on exciting new projects. And we have a lot coming up in May that we want to let you all in on. We’ll try not to be so distant in the future… :)
First off, to show you a little of what we’ve been up to, here’s a video we recently finished editing of a live performance we had at Fresh Ground Pepper's The Clash 2.0. The event draws together 10 dance troupes and 10 musical acts, each of whom prepare 10 minutes of material separately. Then names are drawn out of hats, pairing teams at random. It made for quite an interesting night. At times it was uncanny how well things synced up. Our band was drawn last so we got to close out the night with our new song Burn it on Down. Check it out:
We also have a new website, lawrenceandleigh.com where you can watch our videos, stream and purchase our album, and more.
As for performances, we’ve got four show’s in NYC coming up in May:
The first one is tonight at 11pm (better late than never right?) at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg. It’s a wonderfully intimate venue and we’ll be doing a classic L&L acoustic set.
On May 12th we’ve got Fresh Ground Pepper’s Toobie Awards at 80 Greenwich St. in Lower Manhattan, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. Not only will we be performing during intermission, but our video Glow has been nominated for “Best Original Video." You can vote for our video to make it to the final four here. Get it in soon as voting ends May 7th. And if you’ve yet to see the video…
Then on Sunday May 13, we’ll be playing a set as part of the Melodica Festival, where 24 different bands and musicians from NYC and around the world will be playing half-hour sets on Saturday and Sunday at theSidewalk Cafe in the East Village. For the Sunday show there’s talk of going totally unplugged, as all the bands have prepared acoustic sets. No amps, no mics, candles for light. We go on at 8:30pm.
On wednesday May 16th, we’re having a South by Southwest reunion show at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. Last year we toured down to Austin and played a showcase with The Life And Times Of, Joel Streeter, and Greg Smith and the Broken English. We’re all back together again here in Brooklyn. Look out for some cross band collaboration throughout the night. Show starts at 7:30pm sharp! We go on at 10pm.
If you can’t make any of those, we’ve also got a show in the works for May 20th that has yet to be finalized. You can stay tuned to our calendar, Facebook, or Twitter for information, updated as it comes.
Take care everyone, we hope to see your beautiful faces out at some of these performances.