17 Meadow Street Btwn. Waterbury & Bogart
8:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013
Cold Blood Club
Cold Blood Club, a new outfit out of Brooklyn, is putting a new spin on the indie dance/pop sound with an edgy blend of soul and rock influences. Inspired by life in New York and the likes of New Order, Depeche Mode, Broken Social Scene and The Flaming Lips, guitarist/songwriter Tom Stuart and bassist Jesse Reno (both of Radio America) embarked on a small studio project that has quickly evolved into a collective of well-matched musicians turning out powerful, original material and exciting live shows. Fronted by powerhouse lead vocalists Kendra Jones and Brad Peterson (Earlymay), Cold Blood Club were soon joined by wunderkind drummer Shin Kamei (of Angela James) and flame haired violinist Hilary Davis (of Bella Koshka and Me & My Arrow). After only a handful of shows, the single "White Boyz" was picked up by W Hotels as a soundtrack for its behind the scenes coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012.CBC credits the single and their well received live performances for a steadily growing following within the New York indie dance scene. Their debut EP "Headlines & Firefights," a commanding, fist-pumping ode to urban life in New York City debuts in Fall 2012. ChemistReset
ChemistReset is an electronic rock based experiment by Charles J Thomas via Brooklyn, NY. Vinyette
VINYETTE hails from the gritty, artistically ripe confines of Brooklyn, NY. Born in 2008, out of a desire to question the rigidity of society and the status quo, utilizing music as a vehicle of self-expression and freedom. Drawing influences from such bands as Pink Floyd, Vinyette flirted with an ethereal, ambient sound, with an underbelly of funk, independently recorded and released two EPs. The evolution of time and sound soon found the boys of Vinyette thirsty to harness the expansiveness of their songs. Realizing their pulse was strongly governed by a more tightly-knit rhythm section with playful, yet bold leads. Sequestered in the studio for several months to stir up fresh material fertile enough for an album, Vinyette (Nathan Frye-vocals, Danny Monico- guitar/ukelele, Jay Ambrose-bass/trumpet, Jonathan Crowley- drums/trumpet), fine-tuned their musical prowess. Vinyette's forthcoming debut album, "Every Little Mouse Run," unfolds literally and figuratively like a series of vignettes. Playing with metaphors and teetering between emotional darkness and light, the lyricism is at times quirky and cutting. Nathan Frye's dynamic vocals vacillate between a swampy swagger akin to Jim Morrison, as evidenced on "Vitamins," and a sultry, heartfelt crooner in "Tattoo Crazy." Danny Monico defies gravity with his turbulent guitar riffs that bend and break, push and pull, with reckless abandon. Jay Ambrose slinks in deep, melodious bass grooves that lure one in like a cobweb, baiting with his shimmering trumpet lines. Jonathan Crowley commands and ignites a tenacious current on drums, diving deep within the primal warblings of one's soul. His lusty beats yield raw, tribal-like rhythms. Friends and comrades both on and off stage, the kinship between Vinyette is illuminated in their high-energy live performances. Integrating schematic back-projection visuals that feed off of each song, they create a multi-sensory and visceral experience. It's no wonder they are often described as a "Cinematic Rock Band." Nathan Frye's fervor oozes out of him as he rollicks about the stage, buoyant, audience dancing. Dueling trumpets, crafty rhythmic changes, Vinyette creates an orchestrated maelstrom, a pandemonium that is both daring and infectious. "Every Little Mouse Run" was recorded at One East Recording in New York City and overseen by a sound engineer whose credits include Keith Richards, David Lee Roth, The Beastie Boys, and Steve Jordan. The album, set to be released in September 2012, was recorded in the classic analog format and includes a guest appearance on organ and keys from the legendary Jimi Zhivago. Let the revolution begin... Heavy English
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