Old Springs Pike — with Spring's Gallagher, Jr. — Plays Ars Nova May 29

News   Old Springs Pike — with Spring's Gallagher, Jr. — Plays Ars Nova May 29 Old Springs Pike — the band featuring Spring Awakening Tony nominee John Gallagher, Jr. — performs May 29 at Ars Nova.

John Gallagher, Jr. in Spring Awakening.
John Gallagher, Jr. in Spring Awakening. Photo by Joan Marcus

The group, which recently won the "Broadway Battle of the Bands" competition, features Gallagher, Jr. (guitar, vocals), Heather Robb (keyboard, melodica, vocals), James Cleare (guitar, vocals) and James Smith (guitar, percussion, vocals). Show time is 8 PM.

The rock 'n' roll band, according to press notes, uses "four-part harmony as a diving board for their indie-acoustic rock sound, adding country and folk stylings into the mix for a sound that's as original as it is exhilarating."

In a statement actor-singer Gallagher, Jr. said, "Because we all grew up together in the suburbs, I've always considered Old Springs Pike to be very homespun, so it's thrilling to be making any kind of a splash in the New York City music scene. I think it shows that people respond to something they feel they can reach out and touch. What we do comes from us."

The Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced $10, are available by visiting www.arsnovanyc.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.