♦ Splash Stick Splash @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Frontal Labotomy presents a sculptural installation by audiovisual artist William Tucci, RSVP ☺ A Night of 100 One-Liners: Erik Burgstrom Fundraiser @ Creek & Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave)8pm, $20, The comedy community comes together to celebrate and raise money for the king of one-liners himself, Buy tix
* Sleepy Hollow in Brooklyn @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 8pm, $15, Drama of Works’s large-scale shadow-puppetry silent-movie exploration of the Washington Irving classic, Buy tix ♫ Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Pre-Party @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, With Laidback Luke / Gina Turner / Julia Govor, Buy tix
We here at the GP like to tell you about local bands we recently saw live, because they play in a lot of local places and you should know what to expect if you go.
Dru Cutler played at the Living Room recently and the audience was having a great time, so here is why I think that happened.
First off, the guy cares a lot about his band being in tune and tight to the rhythm. That’s important when you have an audience like this one, which looked like it was composed of a lot of earnest nice folks out on a first or second date. Cutler’s primary goal, it appeared, was to endear himself to them and show he’s a good guy with relatable stories. This was not a punk show where everyone there was only looking to GET LAID or GET PAID, including the band. Continue reading →
Day to day life and love in New York as standalone themes are trite but not when they are expressed in the form of Indie Rock, down-to-earth lyrics, and versatile tempos. In Dru Cutler’s latest single “Familiar” these come together in one beautifully composed piano ballad.
“Familiar” now has an accompanying music video and will be debuting this Saturday, July 25, 2015 at The Living Room (134 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY) at 11:00PM. Continue reading →
Anyone who has seen indie-rock band Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! knows their capacity to rouse a crowd. Their performance last month at the Living Room was no exception. Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Wil Farr’s voice can bite, twang, scream and, above all, enthrall us. Kinetic, visceral, possessed by the energy of what he’s doing, he sings eyes closed, neck veins bulging, whole body moving, and hips swinging in circles as he hits a groove. Farr is sweating—and it’s only the end of the first song.
“What does it feel like to be you, up there, performing your music?” I ask. “It is to be somewhere else,” he answers.
Richly layered with afro-beats, jazz rhythms, pop hooks, and Sachal Vasandani’s opalescent vocal timbre, the ten anfractuous and soulful tracks of sophisti-pop on Slow Motion Miracles flow like one body of water into another.
If you are guilty of escaping to the beach on this bright, hot day, you still have plenty of time to catch some great shows at the Northside Festival tonight. You can even keep the party going past 3 AM, because that’s when DJ and track producer Traxman takes the stage at Palisades. More recommendations below…