Obits

Obits

The Jay Vons, Browns

Fri, January 18, 2013

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

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Obits
Obits
Featuring Rick Froberg from Drive Like Jehu / Hot Snakes and members of Edsel. A little like an older wiser Hot Snakes maybe. Where the Hot Snakes were all pent up aggression, and wild thrashing garage stomp, Obits traffic in something much more measured, but no less rocking. Still garage-y and super stomping, but tighter, more varied. Froberg sings as much as he howls and wails, the guitars here don't just crash and clang, they shimmer and twang. There's definitely a surf element; the drums crisp and tight, the guitars spidery, and crystalline more than crunchy and heavy. Sub Pop Records.
The Jay Vons
The Jay Vons
Brothers and Sisters, to witness The Jay Vons in action is to believe. A personal appearance by The Jay Vons is a “happening." The stage lights pop on. Suddenly music explodes alive and present. Soon the beats into you, penetrating skull and belly. Something inside has got to move. You notice this group: clean cut – groomed hair – neat. Their steps are smooth and graceful. Thumping on his custom Harmony bass ax is Benny Trokan. His insistent bottom sound produces The Jay Vons' trademark: heavy, driving rhythm. Banging away on drums is Mikey (Custodian of Soul) Post. He keeps two things working: mouth and drums. That haunting, ever-riding whang comes from the unique lead guitar of Mike “the Cat” Catanese. On organ is Dave Amels. Personable, strong and seasoned, Dave’s forte is the hurting kind. Lead vocals rotate between Ben and Mike, but sometimes Mikey is given a well-deserved solo spot. Their songs would best be described as danceable heartbreakers. As you shuffle across the floor your eyes will fill with tears. On their forth-coming single “Days Undone” B/W “Never Take me Back” (Cryptovision Records) you will notice that The Jay Vons sound on-stage just like their records. They use no studio musicians. They are what they are.
Browns
Browns
Brooklyn. NY
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/