Fri, June 27, 2014
Doors: 8:00 pm
The Rock Shop
The Singles has been centered around songwriter/guitarist Vincent Frederick who through numerous incarnations of the band has continued to write strongly melodic pop rock n' roll songs. In the latest, he joins forces with drummer Nicky Veltman, formerly of the GORE GORE GIRLS. Together their sound exhibits a prismatic spectrum of 60s-influenced powerpop, garage rock, and girl group sounds with a touch of modern alternative. The group's multitude of influences bear traces of the British Invasion, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, T Rex, Gram Parsons and The Strokes.
BLAIRE ALISE & THE BOMBSHELLS
BLAIRE ALISE is the kind of singer/songwriter who refuses to sit on a stool and play an acoustic guitar. She IS from Detroit after all. Her style has been described as a combination of 50's pop and garage rock with an old school girl-group feel. Think Ronettes with a Detroit edge. She has the songwriting abilities and soul of someone well beyond her 17 years. Her influences include artists such as Lesley Gore, Patsy Cline, Nancy Sinatra. Blaire formed THE BOMBSHELLS with friends and talented musicians Eddie Baranek (lead guitar), Dylan Frazier (bass), and Peter Geloso (drums). The band has a cool throwback style which incorporates the catchy songwriting style of the 50's and 60's while maintaining their garage rock roots.
If listening to teenage rock bands often brings to mind the adage about youth being wasted on the young, then you ain't listening to Get Hip Recordings artists the NOX BOYS. These Pittsburgh rockers bring a wild and youthful abandon together with BIG, sophisticated sounds. They channel everything from '60s originals like The Sonics and The Standells to the current crop of slop rockers such as The Black Lips and Growlers... and three of them are still in high school. Yeah, the school of hard Nox.
SAVANTS emerged from Brooklyn in 2013 introducing their experimental organ lead psych rock to live stages all around Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Live medleys keeps the energy level high with weird hooks thrown into the mix that will keep the set in you head like a hang over well after the chaos dissipates.