Photos by Scott Preston
Review and Photos by James Steed
Sometimes it’s hard not to enjoy what I do. The long hours, lack of sleep, endless nights of editing seem never too difficult when you get to experience a show this impressive. At one point in the night I had to be reminded it was only Monday by front man David King and that I had to be up in a few hours but honestly I didn’t care, I was surround by good people and watching a band that cranked out damn good music.
To start my night off I was introduced to a new to most band, Dead is Dead. Best label I can think of for DiD (which I kind of don’t like doing) would be a garage band. The tricky thing is they’re only just barely what you’d consider a garage band. Now granted their sound isn’t all that smooth or fleshed out but after a bit of a rough start and picking up their energy a bit they started to impress me. Between their comfort on stage cracking one liners and conversing with the crowd they’re base line tone started to come out. With a bluesy, throw back kind of punk vibe Dead is Dead did an impressive job at setting the tempo for the night and didn’t leave that stage without impressing quite a few of us in the crowd. Read more
Buffalo Killers bring their record-release party for “Heavy Reverie” home to MOTR Pub on Saturday, April 12
Buffalo Killers hailing from OHIO deliver hook heavy homegrown rock n roll. Lead by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, the band has drawn the attention of the likes of Chris Robinson, who invited them to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes and Dan Auerbach, who produced their sophomore effort “Let It Ride,” to name a few. Read more
The Hold Steady will be performing at Bogart’s on April 22.
In case you missed it on March 3 , Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady were special musical guests on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. The band performed “Spinners,” the first single from their upcoming new studio album Teeth Dreams, to be released on March 25. Read more