ENCORE SESSION #4 / Friends Live @ Le Baron Chinatown
Le Baron (32 Mulberry St., Manhattan)
9pm doors, 10pm start
Free, Facebook RSVP required
Friends is a band from Brooklyn, New York formed in September 2010. The band, originally named Perpetual Crush, consists of Samantha Urbani (vocals), Lesley Hann (bass, percussion, backing vocals), Nikki Shapiro (guitar, keyboards, percussion), Matthew Molnar (keyboards, percussion, bass), Oliver Duncan (drums). They are named after the debut album from the 80s British band The Bolshoi. The group released the singles “Friend Crush” and “I’m His Girl” in 2011. They performed a new track, “A Thing Like This”, on BBC Radio 1 in January 2012. Friends were named one of NME’s top 50 artists of 2011 and was nominated to the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Stereogum named them a Band To Watch April 4, 2011.