Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

Not long ago, I had posted BLACK TAXI‘s single “House on Fire” (which has gotten some high praise from MTV Buzzworthy) from their forthcoming Chiaroscuro EP. A product of the band’s three-month stint in Austin prior to SXSW, the EP is finally ready to drop on September 10!   For all those curious, “chiaroscuro,” as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, is, “a : the arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a pictorial work of art; b : the interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities (as of mood or character).”  

An appropriate title, the Brooklyn-based quartet’s newest EP takes a turn for a much dancier (if you can believe it),  synth-heavy, electro-based, 80s-inspired sound, tinged with dark, quirky edges.  Jumpstarting with “The Runner,” the EP opens with ringing guitars that build with twinkling synths that erupt into dance grooves swirling through ethereal reverb and blips and beeps.  “Gone” slinks and swings with haunting and jazzy trumpet lines  and is driven by choruses of hypnotic chants,  disco-esque beats, and epic guitar solos (think Journey).  “Can’t Stop Shaking” pulsates with robotic vibes and single, “House on Fire,”is the anthemic  dance number that rounds out the release.  BLACK TAXI also includes some special bonus music, remixes of “House on Fire” by SoundSAM No Time  and  “Can’t Stop Shaking” by Soul Puncherz for the true club goer. 

The four piece will be welcoming Chiaroscuro at their official release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 10, where they will be opening for another “taxi” band, MOON TAXI. Grab your tickets here! blacktaxi_chiarscuroPHOTOIn case you didn’t get to check out “House on Fire,” listen below!

Summertime continues to roll on, as does Rocker Stalker’s bi-monthly shows at Brooklyn’s Bar Matchless! Tonight is the dozenth installment, and I’m stoked to have Howling, The Tye Trybe, American Darlings, and Yazan & Martin show off New York’s musical talent.

Come on out, 7pm doors, $10, 21+! RSVP here and stay tuned with more Rocker Stalker happenings on Facebook!

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This Thursday, it’s the tenth in Rocker Stalker’s series at Bar Matchless in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Besides being another rockin’ show, it’s one of the band’s album release show! Congrats to The Toxic Femmes on their new record!  To help them celebrate, we have fellow NYC’r’s The Early Universe is Entirely Opaque, The Hsu-Nami, and The Courtesy Tier taking the stage tonight, Thursday, July 18.  Doors at 7pm, 21+, $10!

RSVP on Facebook here!  

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It’s hot and sticky and gross outside….but what better to accompany that than a hot and sticky rock show?  Come out to Bar Matchless TONIGHT to catch Old Best Friend, The Tye Trybe, Stroamata, and Morningside Lane.

Rockin’ starts promptly at 8pm! 21+, $10.

 FB invite here!

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That’s right! Rocker Stalker joins forces with the L Magazine and The Gypsy West to rock your Northside Festival weekend!  Tonight, Saturday 6/15  at The Trash Bar and tomorrow 6/16 at Bar Matchless will feature an extensive line-up of top-notch local acts!  Tonight starts at 7pm, and tomorrow begins at 230pm! SEE YA THERE!

RSVP on Facebook, and see the line-ups below! ‘poster (2)

And, I’m back! Back in Brooklyn for another killer line up at Bar Matchless!

Have your way with Isle of Rhodes, The VeeVees, The Tye Trybe, and The Battery Electric!
Doors at 7pm, $10!  RSVP here!

Hair, girls, money, (partial) nudity, and parties. That’s rock n’ roll, and that’s The VeeVees and their debut video for single “Dog Day Revel.”    Just a duo, Garret Cillo (guitar/vocals) and Andrea Belifiore (drums) create a volatile blues-rock sound among the two of them and embody the attitude and power of many.  “Dog Day Revel” offers a sample of what The VeeVees are all about, no-apologies, 70’s-inspired, riff-ridden rock ‘n roll. Check out hte debut video here and catch the Brooklyn-based pair on March 27 at Arlene’s Grocery!

Here we go again! Rocker Stalker in Brooklyn!  This time, hitting the Paperbox! Killer line up that goes national!   TrebucheT from Dallas joins some New Yorkers: Viva Mayday, Ellis Ashbrook, and The Hsu Nami!

Fun starts at 8pm! 21+, $10!  Bring your dancing shoes, bring your friends.  RSVP here!

The Paper Box is located at 17 Meadow St. Brooklyn, NY 11206

 

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Rocker Stalker is moving venues and boroughs for a bit, to Bar Matchless in Brooklyn!  TONIGHT is the first of many gigs to come, and I’m super thrilled to presents a rockin’ line up including Stroamata, Permanent Arms, Black Wing Halo, and Hunters and Runners.  Here is the Facebook event!

 

Doors at 7pm, 21+, $10.

Bar Matchless is located at 557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

 

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Brooklyn’s beloved Black Taxi will be performing a special “farewell for now” show, as Austin, Texas scoops them up for the next couple of months.  Though we’ll miss them dearly, NY is happy to share some of the best with TX.  The band will be performing every Wednesday  at The Parish in Austin for a FREE residency from February 6 through March   as well as composing some new material.

Tonight we say our temporary goodbye’s at Public Assembly with the help of Echosuite, Yazan, and a bounty of DJ’s to groove to.  The show is bound to sell out, so get there early to grab tickets! Doors at 8pm, $12, 21+.