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Tempering the Tantrums

The Bronx's raging, rafters-rattling clatter finds new angles

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Matt Caughthran's near-death life experiences tie into The Bronx's MO: seek destruction out, let destruction come to you and channel the havoc into Hard Rock-tinged Hardcore Punk. The band's sound is driven by the thrill that comes with spitting in the face of impending doom.  

Music: The Young Veins With Foxy Shazam

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Young Veins play unexpectedly precocious Garage/Pop Rock that recalls the vintage melodies of The Kinks and The Byrds. They open for Foxy Shazam at The Mad Hatter.  

Music: The Bronx

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Bronx's Hard Rock-tinged Hardcore Punk sound is driven by the thrill that comes with spitting in the face of impending doom. But Mariachi El Bronx, who will also be performing, features the members of The Bronx in mariachi band gear, trading standard-issue Rock & Roll instruments for brass, the guitarrón mexicano and the vihuela. They all play the Southgate House on Sunday.  

The Young Veins with Foxy Shazam

April 9 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, April 5, 2010
As recent exiles from Panic! at the Disco, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker espouse a take on recording music that stands opposed to the overcooked Pop-Punk they left behind. In Walker's case, that view involves urging fellow artists to exercise a greater sense of in-studio ad-libbing: "They'd all be enjoying themselves a lot more."  

Music: VNV Nation

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2010
“Bigger is better” is a cliché that VNV Nation must hold close to heart. Composed of Ronan Harris (on vocals and synth) and Mark Jackson (manning percussion), VNV produces industrial-inflected Electronica with a thirst for the grandiose. They play The Mad Hatter.  

VNV Nation

March 29 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"Bigger is better" is a cliche that VNV Nation must hold close to heart. Composed of Ronan Harris (vocals and synth) and Mark Jackson (manning percussion), VNV produces industrial-inflected Electronica with a thirst for the grandiose, as witnessed on their lastest LP, 'Of Faith, Power and Glory.'  

Music: A Place to Bury Strangers

0 Comments · Monday, March 15, 2010
A Place to Bury Strangers is a Brooklynite Shoegaze/Indie Rock outfit. Oliver Ackermann uses an array of pedals to craft enormous distortion-filled textures in the spirit of My Bloody Valentine. They play the Southgate House with The Big Pink and Eat Sugar.  

A Place to Bury Strangers with The Big Pink and Eat Sugar

March 22 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Friday, March 12, 2010
Oliver Ackermann manufactures noise for a living. Fronting Brooklynite Shoegaze/Indie Rock outfit A Place to Bury Strangers isn't enough to satisfy his thirst for rattling decibels. As a supplement, he founded Death by Audio, a guitar pedal company that shares its moniker with a New York venue and has a client list that includes U2.   

Music: The Architects with Flogging Molly

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 2, 2010
When it comes to points of comparison, The Architects chiefly receive it by way of two types of Rock & Roll groups: the long dissolved (The Clash, The Replacements, Husker Du) and the aged but still chugging along (AC/DC, The Who, Queen). They open for Flogging Molly Tuesday at Bogart's.  

The Architects with Flogging Molly and Frank Turner

March 9 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Sunday, February 28, 2010
When it comes to points of comparison, The Architects chiefly receive it by way of two types of Rock & Roll groups: the long dissolved (The Clash, The Replacements, Husker Du) and the aged but still chugging along (AC/DC, The Who, Queen). The Kansas City, Mo.-born four-piece's lead vocalist/guitarist, however, doesn't mind being in the company of the dated. "Those are the bands we look up to," Brandon Phillips says.