Lounging with Curtis at Mystery Brewing!

By Drowning Lover February 21st, 2018, under News

Curtis Eller & The Drowning Lovers Friday Feb 23 2018

So happy to share air and elbow room with the fiesty Curtis Eller. He had us at his first head swivel! We’ll be stirring some dark loungey secrets before he hits the stage on Friday February 23rd at Mystery Brewing Pub in Hillsborough, NC. We’ll probably be rolling by 8:30pm. So, see ya there, mon frère.

August 4th Show 9pm Wine Bar in Chappy

By Drowning Lover August 2nd, 2017, under News

August 4th 2017 West End Wine Bar in ChappyDudes and Gals and All Other Brilliant Possibilities,

We will be playing one last show before we take to fall and winter woodshedding -as our gorgeous sax player, Lisa Lindsey, is hightailing it to London, England for a few months. Please come celebrate the cross-quarterish time window with us. Drink some wine, listen to song-stories -dark and humoured -and be fucking merry, y’all. Because, I mean, isn’t it incredible to be alive?
xo, Mer

Drowning at Driade: Friday July 14 8pm 2017

By Drowning Lover July 11th, 2017, under News
Drowning Blue Diamonds

Drowning Blue Diamonds

Summer slump? Heavy and hot?
Want a piece of someone else’s Got?
Wanna soak in the heat and rest your feet while you swallow your sippin’ treat?
Think your neat and need need need a social feat?

Get ready to be sweaty
in a shallow wood of smell-good
cups and candles.
We won’t sing you to sleep.
Perhaps we’ll slick ya down to a pretty pulp
that makes good on a promise
and dares to confess the guilty pleasure that holds a gaze for an hour or two.

The Drowning Lovers

Drowning with Tres Lasers!

By Drowning Lover May 1st, 2017, under News
Welcome all!


We had a blast on Friday April 28th at The West End Wine Bar in Chappy. Starmer magic happened and then we rode his coat tails into the evening under the stars. Apparently, playing on the last day of classes at UNC is a boon for all. Thanks for coming out and fielding the droves!

Much Love,

Drowning L’s & CoraSon October 14th 8pm

By Drowning Lover September 29th, 2016, under News

D-Lovers & CoraSonFriday, October 14th at 8pm, The Drowning Lovers will formally introduce our newest and most marvelous member, Robert Cantrell. He is most often seen and heard as percussionist extraordinaire (see Josh Starmer and the Starmakers), but in smaller circles is known for having wrestled a bear. This is not a lie. He Wrestled. A Bear. We are so lucky he is still alive and that he wants to play songs with us. He grooves!  So much so, in fact, that he’ll be drumming in both bands for the show. Go, Rob! We are thrilled to be playing with the likes of CoraSon -a dynamite, sultry trio complete with saxophone!  Come wine and dine (they have snacks) with us at the West End Wine Bar in Chapel Hill. Crime-noir fiction author Eryk Pruitt will be tending bar that night and that guy just makes you want to drink and whistle a tune. See ya soon! xo, Mer

Slim’s Downtown Raleigh

By Drowning Lover April 5th, 2016, under News
Murder Mayhem Ballyhoo and Brewskis

Murder Mayhem Ballyhoo and Brewskis

The Drowning L’s are super-freakin jolly to open for our friends and fellow trouble-makers, Charming Disaster and Curtis Eller at Slim’s Downtown Distillery in Raleigh, NC. Show starts at 9pm. April the 8th. Come join!

The DLs open for Josh Starmer & the Star Makers!

By Drowning Lover November 20th, 2015, under News

On the evening of Saturday November 21st, 2015, The Drowning Lovers will play a set to open for the wonderful Joshua Starmer and the Star Makers! We will begin somewhere between 9:30pm and 10pm. If you are in town for the Carrboro Film Festival, it will end at the perfect time for you to mosey on down to The CAVE and catch some of our set and Josh’s too! YouTube 25 second promo!

Drowning <3ers Open for CHARMING DISASTER

By Drowning Lover October 14th, 2015, under News

Charming Disaster_DrowningLoversCaffe Driade is on the brink of DISASTER! CHARMING Disaster, that is! And we are pumped up to play prior to their mad musings of morbid mishaps and mayhem. They are a kindred-spirit band! You know it’s the perfect appetizer for your Halloweenie-esque shenanigans. Saturday October 17 at 8pm.

Check out Charming Disaster here:

And here!

Much Pumpkin-flavored and squashy LOVE,

The Drowning ♥ers Open for Josh Starmer and the Starmakers!

By Drowning Lover April 14th, 2015, under News

Josh's Adventure

We were DEAD, but now we’re ALIIIIIIIVE!!! So lucky to be opening for our talented and dear friend, Josh Starmer. He is releasing his new CD, Germany Zulu Josh Starmer Germany Zulu, and will celebrate this release at The Cave in downtown Chapel Hill on Friday April 17th. The DLs will play a short set and will begin between 9 and 9:30 and Joshy will sink his teeth into it around 10:30pm.  According to Mr. Starmer, there will be some prizes. Oh, goody! Hope to see you this Friday!

Love, Mer

Drowning at Driade June 21st 8pm!

By Drowning Lover June 13th, 2013, under News

Driade2013The Drowning Lovers are happy to announce a Friday-night affair at Caffe Driade. We’re meeting up with cellist, Josh Starmer, who will be rocking it solo with -rumour has it- some tap dancers. (No, not lap dancers. But who knows what will happen, really?!)

Perhaps John will play a short set and then Paul and Meredith will play a short set and then Josh will play a short set, and then the drowning of the lovers will begin.

Come hang out in the old woods, ya’ll!