BELFAST — Thursday, May 11, The Underground Lounge presents the last show of their first season: Re/New, a showcase of new and returning acts, “an optimistic send-off into the outdoor music season,” said The Underground Lounge, in a news release.
Headlining the bill are two young acts with roots in Bangor. Telescope Club, formed early last year, is a techno-lounge-pop group now based in New York, about to release their first single and embark on their first tour. Normally a foursome, they will be stripped down to a live duo for their Underground Lounge show, showcasing the songwriting of Khaya Cohen and Mainer Noah Guerin, “as well as Cohen’s mesmerizing voice,” said The Underground.
The band features vocalist Julia Steer, guitarist Ryan Seymour, bassist Matt Donovan, drummer Colby Koelsch, and percussionist Ryan Asselin. Donovan and Koelsch may be familiar to locals from the rock band Otis.
Rounding out the evening will be short sets by local guitarist Matthew Hawkins and two experienced artists who have taken long breaks in their original music careers. Corinne Gentry, formerly of Salt Lake City, has performed as lead and backing vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter in numerous trad acts including the Souvenirs and Open Orchard Revival. Mo Lotman is a songwriter and keys player blending folk, rock, pop, and jazz who founded several Boston bands including Fragile Alex, lauded by the Boston Globe for their “sweet, lovely songs.”
Enjoy the last show of the season at the Underground Lounge’s cozy performance space located in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre at 17 Court Street. After a summer hiatus, the Lounge will return for its second season in the fall.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10, cash only at the door.