Archive for April 18, 2012

It’s not often that the Lower East Side gets hit by a tornado, but this past weekend, Dallas-Fort Worth’s  The Phuss took NYC by storm on their first tour to our fair city.  I told them personally they were probably one of the louder acts to come through in a long time, but loud in a great way. The Phuss’s three dynamic members combine forces to produce raucous,  riff-ridden rock infused with punk intensity, heavy bass, driving rhythms, and  plenty of well-perfected, signature shrieks.

The trio spent the weekend pounding the stage at Pianos on Saturday and playing alongside, let’s just say, an interesting line-up on Sunday evening at Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village (There are a couple videos below!).  The Phuss gentlemen are headed south again, gigging along the way, so be sure to check them out if they’re passing through. In the meantime, their self-titled record is out for consumption, and I’m officially addicted.  Get ready to get rowdy  to my top picks, “Strike You Down,” “One for Now Three for Later, ” and “Bleed.”

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On Saturday, April 14, Lights Resolve released a product that looks as amazing as their music sounds and celebrated with an impressive turnout at Bowery Electric.  The show escalated as the band played some “oldies” from the trio’s first few EP’s, which were chosen by fan votes prior to the show,  and by the end, audience members were onstage stealing microphones, shouting profanities, and shaking both tambourines and their moneymakers.

The Feel Your Different vinyl is a pretty stunning piece of work, and it comes with a free download code just in case you don’t have a record player or a copy of the CD. So many options to enjoy! I plan to frame and hang my copy alongside my other LR memorabilia. Are action figures next?

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