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LA-based, indie rock duo, Broken Anchor, took the plunge and set out on their first east coast tour for the past week and a half. Vocalist/guitarist,  Austin Hartley-Leonard, and drummer, Mike Duffy, stopped by NYC at the  beloved LES room, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on February 15 to serenade the crowd with soulfully sweet tunes and quirky and witty inter-song patter. A week later, the Angelenos took their tunes further uptown to the American Folk Art Museum for the ongoing Free Music Friday series that featured the band in acoustic form.

The pair currently has three self-titled EP’s available, downloadable for FREE on their website (“Ghosts” from Broken Anchor Vol. III was recently featured on Private Practice.)  You can stream their music below and get a glimpse into their full-length record, Fresh Lemonade, due out this summer.

Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to hear what occurred at Rockwood Music Hall. Introduced to his music only hours before the show, I immediately knew I had to see Reignwolf perform. Starting out solo, pounding blues riffs into his guitar, stomping on a kick drum with his right foot and coordinating guitar pedals with his left, and singing with just as much impassioned intensity,  Jordan Cook, aka Reignwolf, began with “Electric Love,” venturing over to the full drum kit whilst playing guitar, using drum sticks for their usual purpose as well as a guitar slide. Cook brought out an electrified mandolin for a soulful rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”  His howling vocals were  joined by two separate people on guitar and drums for the remainder of the set, adding to Cook’s explosive energy, as he jumped around and climbed atop a teetering table over the crowd.

The Canadian-turned-Seatlleite is currently on an extensive tour, reaching Europe then heading home, but we can’t wait to have him back in NYC! Reignwolf’s music is not yet available for purchase, but there are plenty of  cyberspace avenues with live footage/recordings for your listening pleasure,  including his Soundcloud and Rocker Stalker’s videos below!

Here’s a little taste of Tuesday’s jaw-dropping performance.

CMJ 2012 kicked off on Tuesday October 16. My fifth CMJ, I bounced between Bowery Electric for the 11-hour party hosted by The Outlet Collective and some artists at Rockwood Music Hall.  Folksy, sibling- membered band, Wyatt, began the evening at Bowery Electric. Following the family four-piece, I bounced over to Rockwood Music Hall where pop song veterans, Space Hog entertained in primary colored suits, pumping up the audience for Brooklyn’s Black Taxi, who were welcomed home after some time on the road with a packed venue.  Back at Bowery Electric, indie rockers, The Young Things were prepping the audience for hard-rocking out-of-town guests, The Phuss (Dallas), who captured the attention of the entire room  (video below!).  Next up, The Ugly Club reintroduced the NYC indie sound and folk-punk duo, XNY, closed the show with impassioned vocals and mesmerizing drumming.

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