By 8:30, the Mercury Lounge crowd is unusually thick for a Monday night, littered with folks eagerly awaiting a glimpse of 20-year-old New Mexico transplant Zach Condon and his highly touted Beirut project. Blessed with hype most musicians would give both arms and possibly a leg to enjoy, he sets any nervous tension aside, quietly and calmly awaiting the start of only his second NYC gig, worrying only that someone might have the audacity to snatch his... More >>>