Gospel Music, Kleenex Girl Wonder

Gospel Music

Kleenex Girl Wonder

The Randy Bandits, Parade Grounds

Fri, May 4, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Gospel Music
Gospel Music
Kleenex Girl Wonder
Kleenex Girl Wonder
Kleenex Girl Wonder has been a professional band for 17 years. Starting in the land of sticky 4-track tape, emigrating to the city of lyrically complex emotional pop music, branching into the wilds of rap music and finally re-purposing rap methods within the context of Pop-Rock-Ville, they have released 11 full-length albums and assorted other recorded things. Graham Smith is the singer-song-render-er who also plays bass, Thayer McClanahan is the guitar-wielder, Matt LeMay is the drums-abuser and producer of studio-recorded tunes. Their most recent album, "Secret Thinking," came out in March 2011 and was recorded in an architectural oddity (also known as a "partial folly") in Southern Illinois.
Parade Grounds
Parade Grounds
Formed in February 2011, Parade Grounds was drummed up by Brooklyn-based guitar player and singer Jared Sochinsky. With a self-titled album released last summer consisting of seven musical gems, the band is set on creating music that is raw with emotion and topped with an indie/folk sound.

The band’s journey may have taken a while to come together, but their music is all the better for it. Sochinsky had been set up to go on tour with Delta Spirit, but due to time restrictions, it didn’t work out. Not to be deterred, he decided to create his own band, recruiting friends Ryan Parker (drums), Doug Drewes (bass), and Andy Emereitz (keyboard). Once they started jamming together, it all clicked. Their first performance as a band was at the now-defunct Brooklyn venue Southpaw, which was also the catalyst for creating their record Parade Grounds. With the help of a generous Kickstarter campaign, they were able to create the album and go on tour to promote it.

Some songs on the album, including “All That I Need” and “When I Wake,” are love songs gone wrong. We can all relate to breakups and the heartache that inevitably follows. Another personal favorite is “Don’t You Know,” which focuses on the depression that America recently experienced and how it sadly affected families. Starting off with harmonics, the slow swaying song really hits you hard when you listen to the lyrics.

Parade Grounds is currently on tour and working on their second album, so if you are in the NYC area, go check them out and their new tunes. You can also stream the entire album on Bandcamp.
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/