The Von Shakes:
The Von Shakes are an Indie Rock & Roll band with a bit of a punk edge. Expect a lot of furious guitar and hard pelting drums, Energy! Energy! Energy!! The Irish foursome bring it to every stage they hit. With their gloriously impassioned sound, great vocals and catchy lyrics, it’s no wonder the U.S has taken a liking to them. The band is empowered by infectious choruses and modern riff’s . They can now truly add New York to their constantly growing devoted fan bass that extends to Germany, London and Russia. Like many before them, TVS embody the sound of youth, angst and chaos.
The Dirty Names: Hide Your Daughters.
Hailing from the mid Atlantic region of the U.S.A, Dirty Names (formerly The Names) have arrived with the purpose of bringing back the lost art of pure Rock and Roll with a new twist. This up and coming band is comprised of five young men who have been playing music since they could shake a rattle. Dirty Names are: Harrison Cofer on guitar, Matt Rose on drums, Kit Whitacre on guitar and Sam Wetterau on bass guitar with each member featured on vocals. The Dirty Names are currently touring the east coast, spreading their gospel and building a Rock and Roll community.
What’s next for the Dirty Names? Continuing to deliver the high caliber, high energy shows that they are known for at a venue near you.
So get off your ass and go see a Dirty Names show!!!
The Wives: What started as a couple one-off, beer-fueled jam sessions at the cheapest practice spaces they could find became legitimate projects for Thom Levin, Danny Gomez, Dmitri Potemkin, and Charlie Ambler. The band set-up might be conventional, but their chemistry and mixture of doo-wop, surf rock, punk and garage rock is definitely unique.
Folding Legs: Folding Legs is an alternative rock band based in New York, consisting of members who hail from different parts of the world. They merge music with art and performance.
Hawk and Dove: Hawk and Dove is a post-Americana rock band with a calm-before-the-storm approach, a contemporary yet classic sound that's like the psychedelic country David Bowie never wrote. “Hawk and Dove channel a 60’s pop band and a modern alternative outfit,” The Deli says. Supajam adds, “it's almost like an alt act doing the seventies.”
Singer Elijah Miller and guitarist John Kleber met at summer camp whenthey were 13 years old. 12 years later, they met again in New York, where they discovered they shared a vision for the music they played. Together with AJ Sausville (drums), Joan Chew (violin and bass), Max Hodes (tenor guitar and vocals), and Caitlin Becker (keys and vocals), they have created an album deeply rooted in rock, country, and psychedelia.
This Yesterday Will Never End (2014) juxtaposes haunting ballads with thunderous stoner grooves, crafting a unique rock experience. This Yesterday is “…an album that transcends the boundaries created by different genres of music," The Aquarian says. "Hawk and Dove transition… effortlessly, and take the listener on a journey guided by Miller’s tender singing.”
Hawk and Dove's songs never do what you expect them to. They ramp up with enormous energy to what would normally break into some bombastic chug-a-long, then scale back with restraint to relish small moments of sonic delight. Guitar, violin, and banjo drone like slow-moving glaciers. Ballads bounce with off-kilter rhythms. Keyboards tumble down the scale just when it seems they'll ascend. This disarming inventiveness is what makes Hawk and Dove's sound so beguiling. With their steadily growing following—and a killer live show—Hawk and Dove is proving to be the loudest quiet band you have ever heard.