Noise & Rhythm

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

Noise & Rhythm

Greencard Wedding

Fri, October 5, 2012

10:00 pm

Parkside Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Noise & Rhythm - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Noise & Rhythm
So, what exactly is Noise & Rhythm? There was a sort of set band for a while, with Ryan Schumann and Mike Schallau writing songs and playing guitars and other instruments, and Pat Atkins playing drums. Well, Mike went out to Chicago, Pat went out to San Francisco, and Ryan is now in the New York area. Those are about the three furthest away places from each other that one could possibly be in the United States, so the band has become much looser: Ryan generally writes the songs and plays many of the instruments, with a revolving door of other musicians coming in and helping (Ben Brennan of Borg Borgman and the Straight Up Alchemists frequently plays the trumpet). Ryan is the primary voice behind this at the moment, but really would rather it turn into something other than just himself.

Now, there is a new band being launched, with the drumming of J.D. Fetcho, the bass playing of Tony Mastrioanni, the crazy guitar skills of Zach Fischer, and the seductive violining of Ethan Joseph (as well as dummy bones Ryan). We'll be preparing to play live shows in New York City (and wherever else) very soon, so keep in touch.

The new album that just came out is hopefully a culmination of the non-professional albums that have come out beforehand. It attempts to combine catchy, poppy stuff with more complex song structures, musicality and instrumentation. We are currently working on a six song E.P. that aims to be out in August.

Some bands I'll throw in there that have influenced me (Ryan) greatly: The Kinks, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Dirty Projectors, The Beatles, Animal Collective.
Greencard Wedding - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Greencard Wedding
Greencard Wedding (Jody Christopherson and Ryan McCurdy) is an American&Irish indie-folk-rock duo that originated in Crown Heights Brooklyn and continues to work cross continent.

Their music is a theatrical combination of intense acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies, initially written late at night in their Crown Heights Brooklyn living room on a red velvet couch fueled by diet coke and Whiskey. Since Dec. 2012 the band has been separated by visa regulations but has continued to make music over Skype, whatsapp, email and occasionally in person. Greencard Wedding's LP's Three Hours in May (recorded in 3 Hours May 2013) can be purchased on bandcamp and their LP Forced Co-Habitation can be found on Itunes.

Jody and Ryan are both actors as well as musicians. Currently, Greencard Wedding is touring 2014 productions of their transmedia musical The Skype Show or See You in August which premiered in FringeNYC, August 2013. Their LP with songs from the Skype Show will be released in summer of 2014.

Recent concert venues include: DROM, Choga, Fat Baby NYC, Ella Lounge, INTAR Roots and New Music Festival, Dixon Place, The LES Music Festival, The Parkside Lounge, Bowery Poetry Club, The Back Porch, Romeo and Juilet Drink the Young Wine, the campaign rap "If We All Love America" for the Eisenhower Presidential Library and "Daisy in the Sun" and for the film "LIKE THIS" winner of the 2012 Eqxusite Corpse Film Festival in NYC.

Many Greencard Wedding shows include a homemade set list t-shirt worn by one lucky audience member, bubbles, bouqet tossing and cake baked by the band. ​Whiskey infused Irish wedding cake is their favorite.

Follow the band on Twitter @GreencardWeddin
Venue Information:
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, NY, 10002