After Bonnaroo, Matrimony Bring Exhilarating Anthems From Columbia Records Debut To Two NYC Shows

Charlotte, NC Upstarts Play Rockwood Music Hall June 20 And Knitting Factory June 22

June 5, 2013 - After making their Bonnaroo debut with two sets at the beloved festival and releasing their debut EP Montibello Drive on Columbia Records June 11th, Matrimony will bring their exhilarating anthems to NYC for two shows.  The band will play Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, June 20th and Knitting Factory on Saturday, June 22nd.  Matrimony’s songs are based in rock structures, with rootsy embellishments like banjo and mandolin and an incredibly strong melodic sense, all of it wrapped up in tight familial harmonies.  They put on a raucous live show, unafraid to pound drums and manhandle acoustic instruments.  

Watch the video for album standout “Obey Your Guns” here:

Event Details

WHO: Matrimony

WHEN: Thursday, June 20th at 8pm

WHERE: Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2), 196 Allen St, New York, NY

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 day of show

WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd at 9pm

WHERE: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 day of show

Fronted by husband and wife Jimmy Brown (vocals, guitar) and Ashlee Hardee Brown (vocals, keyboards), the group is rounded out by Ashlee’s brothers Jordan Hardee (drums) and CJ Hardee (mandolin, banjo).  The family dynamic creates a deeply intuitive musical connection that can be heard on record and is even clearer during the band’s live shows.  Matrimony are already hometown favorites, with the Charlotte Observer calling them “one of the area’s best new bands….occasionally echoes the Arcade Fire’s musical recipe.”


For more information on Matrimony please contact Rob Krauser ( at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361 or Melissa Levine ( at Columbia Records, 212-833-7144