Shake the Baron

Shake the Baron

Bearstronaut, King Charles the Martyr

Fri, November 16, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Shake the Baron
Shake the Baron
Having met on the first day of college in the fall of 2007, guitarist/vocalist Andrew Oedel, drummer Matt Addison, and bassist Max Currier bonded over their common love of good music and bad beer. Acoustic jam sessions and impromptu sing-alongs soon became collaborative songwriting sit-downs and electrified noisefests. When second guitarist Jon Markson joined the band in 2010, Shake the Baron refined their sound palette and pooled resources to produce a full-length album in their college’s small recording studio. After building local hype in the burgeoning music scene of New London, Connecticut, Shake the Baron signed with NYC-based Super Duper Records. Their album’s 10 overdriven, propulsive tracks were taken to the venerable Avatar Studios in New York and mixed by engineer extraordinaire Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, Weezer). This collaboration yielded the sound of the band’s self-titled debut: rabblerousing guitar pop that pins soaring vocal hooks atop a wash of chorus-infused guitars and enormous rock beats.

Combining the driving riffage of post-millennial Sonic Youth and the jangling simplicity of Pavement’s Brighten the Corners with a brash barroom rambunctiousness, Shake the Baron’s take on guitar rock feels both fresh and familiar. Oedel’s lyrics lightheartedly spin narrative from his struggles with romance and adulthood, conveyed with a pure yet colorful delivery akin to Ezra Koenig or Ben Bridwell. Shake the Baron‘s rhythmic acrobatics trick its listeners into dancing– a side effect unique to the feel-good energy of its creators. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, the band is continuing to write and record new music.
Bearstronaut
Bearstronaut
Formed in late 2007, Bearstronaut has played all over New England and earned the 2008 Boston Music Award for "College Band of the Year." In 2010, Bearstronaut was nominated for the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll in the "New Act", and in 2011, after a lineup change, they were nominated in the "Best Electronic Act" and "Song of the Year" categories. The year did not end there, however, as they were listed as one of CMJ's Top Bands To See at the 2011 CMJ Music Festival, released a 7'' for their song "Moniker" on Vanya Records, and got the nomination for "Best Electronic Act" at the Boston Music Awards. They have played with such acts as Passion Pit, Surfer Blood, The Field, Body Language, Japandroids, Dragonette, Tigercity, Health, The Chinese Stars, and Pictureplane.
King Charles the Martyr
King Charles the Martyr
Inspired by the temperament of Mr. Charles Edward Malcolm Berry, King Charles the Martyr aims to reconstruct the Mississippi whiskey sounds of a forgotten generation. Corrupted by the wandering radio waves and phonographic debris of their previous lives, the dizzy lads of King Charles the Martyr pump out a rock and roll mash hardly recognizable to modern ears. The up-tempo melodies spilling from the fingers and feet of King Charles demand dangerous dancing and drunk dreaming. King Charles ain't peddling gold or diamonds - unconscious gyrations and illicit speculations are the currency this band trades. So, grab a warm bourbon and a pretty lady and come break a sweat with King Charles the Martyr.
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/