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Gig Alerts: Sweet Apple

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweet Apple
"Do You Remember"
Playing at: Mercury Lounge
(217 E. Houston St., East Village)
Get: Tickets | Directions

From all outward appearances, Sweet Apple looks like your typical indie rock supergroup, but the band was actually born out of death, depression and an aimless cross-country drive. After being overwhelmed by grief following the death of his mother, Cobra Verde lead singer John Petkovic, got in his car and headed east from his hometown of Cleveland to, well, anywhere. Hundreds of miles later, he ended up at the Vermont home of Dave Sweetapple of the band Witch. Sweetapple invited over Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis, who encouraged Petkovic to deal with his grief by writing songs. Petkovic took his advice, and the result was the band Sweet Apple and their debut LP Love & Desperation (out today). Petkovic, Sweetapple, Mascis and Tim Parnin (also of Cobra Verde) play exuberant anthemic rock that's as much of a coping mechanism as it is a tribute to swaggering guitar fun.

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