Monday, December 12th: RS FEST with Freelance Whales, Deer Tick, MNDR & Ximena Sariñana Performances

RS FEST
Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry St., Manhattan)
1-6:30pm
Free, RSVP requested (see below)

Freelance Whales, the indie rock band from Queens were founded in 2008 when a couple of musicians connected on, of all places, Craigslist! The band quickly graduated from Craigslist to Twitter, when it used one of their songs on a promo video. They will be performing at 1pm. To RSVP, email FreelanceWhales@rollingstone.com

Ximena Sariñana was born in Mexico in a very creative family. Her debut album, Mediocre, was a huge hit and received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, Ximena was also nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards in 2008. She just released her self-titled second album in August. She will be performing at 2:30pm. To RSVP, email Ximena@rollingstone.com

Previously praised for their “folk” and “country” sounds, Deer Tick just released a new album that shows a different side of the band.raw, loud, heartfelt, and completely uninterested in whatever the hell the rest of the music industry is up to.They will be performing at 4pm. To RSVP, email DeerTick@rollingstone.com

MNDR, the electronic duo, was formed in 2009 in New York City, consisting of Amanda Warner and Peter Wade and has opened for bands like Massive Attack and Deerhoof. They will be performing at 5:30pm. To RSVP, email MNDR@rollingstone.com