2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Bad Veins

Saturday, March 21
10:00PM - 10:40PM

Bar 96
96 Rainey St


It was all one glorious accident. The indie pop duo known as Bad Veins began as something of a low key solo project for garage rock vet and multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Davis—an outlet for him to document his kitchen sink-symphonic, theatrical-pop compositions in the privacy of his bedroom studio. But when his musician friends came knocking in need of an opening band, he found himself onstage in front of thousands with a drummer and a 1973 reel-to-reel recorder.

By the band’s third gig, Bad Veins were showcasing for indie labels in New York City. Now the duo releases the masterful long player, The Mess Re-Made (Dynamite Music).

“When this whole thing started, I was just shooting for the moon trying to get the biggest sound possible. I never intended to play this music live,” Benjamin reveals.

Bad Veins is Benjamin Davis vocals, guitar; Jake Bonta, drums; and live member, “Irene,” a 1973 Pioneer reel-to-reel reco...

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