2017Midnight Snack w/ Stephanie Morgan & The Mercurists
DecemberDoors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8adv / $10
Immediately following graduation from college in Boston, the five members of art-pop band Midnight Snack hit the road in 2014 for an autumn of touring. With them, they took the additional goal of finding a place to call home given their new freedom, and by the spring of 2015 the group had moved to Asheville, NC. They’ve since settled into a shared house, constructed a studio, and most recently have completed work on their newest album. Child’s Eyes is the third full-length from the project started by brothers Jack Victor (vocals, drums) and Mike Henry Johnson (guitar/synth) before their enrollment in college. Through the addition of classmates Peter Brownlee (bass) and Zack Kardon (guitar) - as well as old friend, Katie Richter (vocals, trumpet) - Midnight Snack have developed a varied and eclectic sound, this latest offering the most personal and introspective of their lengthy discography.
// singer/songwriter of cross-genre pop music, voice and screen actor, psychonaut
Reviews for the band Steph fronted for 13 years, called stephaniesĭd:
"...a rather transcendent set ...the band was different, melodic, quirky, and just plain good.... A sleeper act
which hit the mark with an almost Bjork-like panache." --Bonnaroo Beacon
"[For breakout song of the summer] Wilco's new song 'You Never Know' is a strong contender for me, as is stephaniesĭd's 'Bullet Train.'"--Dan Reed, WXPN Philadelphia
"Sharp writing!" -- David Dye, World Cafe/NPR
"The band's non-pandering brand of pop ...is intricately, artfully textural and full of surprises."
"...a mesmerizing mix of songs that can be hushed and calm one moment, and then suddenly dark and explosive the next." - Robin
Hilton, NPR All Songs Considered
"Although generally referred to as an indie-pop band, their sound is actually far more complex and compelling than that genre label implies.... interesting, experimental and creatively edgy."--Steve Shanafelt, Mountain Xpress, Asheville
"The songs move from intimate to anthemic... effortlessly poetic letters...acute insights ... shimmering synth hooks and smoothly shifting melodic textures... difficult to classify but easy to love." --Wayne Robins, Billboard Magazine