ARE U READY TO RUMBLE??? TASTEMAKER SHOWCASE DEBUTS IN BROOKLYN
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
September 23, 2009 is an important day. Bruce Springsteens 60th birthday right? Well that's one reason, but the focus for Brooklyn will be on the launch of a monthly showcase/party for emerging indie rock talent called THE RUMBLE. Run by the folks at FUTURE SOUNDS, THE RUMBLE is a successful indie rock monthly showcase in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. RUMBLE will also launch in Las Vegas, Boston and Chicago as well (see recent Billboard article below). Since 2002, Southpaw has provided South Brooklyn with some of the best live indie music and entertainment the borough has seen in a decade and are very pleased to announce the debut of THE indie music tastemaker showcase, THE RUMBLE in Brooklyn. Come see the next big things each month. On September 23, the magic comes to Southpaw, so we got one question for you Brooklyn...are u ready to RUMBLE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
FUTURE SOUNDS + DEFALCO PRESENT
THE RUMBLE, BROOKLYN
With performances by:
Raven and Chimes
Jump Into The Gospel
$8 / 8pm doors
Please RSVP to this email address for comps!
BILLBOARD ARTICLE ON FUTURE SOUNDS + THE RUMBLE
And now some impressive stats on the acts playing.
RAVENS AND CHIMES 11pm
"... their indie pop folk rock, like a younger, peppier Bishop Allen influenced by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen ... displays a maturity that is a bit of a surprise. Perhaps their devotion to their influences has led them to play more from the heart." - 3hive
"Ravens and Chimes ... sweeten your blood with every listen." - URB Magazine
"Ravens And Chimes [kicked off their tour] at Union Pool. The six member ensemble could barely fit on the small stage at the club, and the sound was a little muddy ... [but] it didn't stop the beautiful, unique chimes from the xylophone, the sweet sound of the flute, or the aggressive tossing of a tambourine around the stage." - CMJ
"frenzied chatter in the blogosphere has tagged them as the next next Arcade Fire." - Spin.com
YOUR NATURE (10pm)
Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) jumped onstage with the band at one of their very first shows. He later told SPIN.com that "they're so amazing, and they're just kids". Spin.com
In June last year, Adam Green agreed to play a secret show with them at their rehearsal space in Sunset Park to help raise some money. The cops came -Brooklyn Vegan
"Their sound is a unique brand of Berlin-era Bowie proto punk gone psychedelic prog rock la Dark Side Of The Moon-era Pink Floyd with a Pavement undertone all without sounding the least bit retro and with a fresh approach and energy that is unmistakably now" Davey Wilson
"...atmospheric pop... ethereal slow dives, haunting vocal crescendos, and sugary guitar reverbs, all lassoed by driving drum and bass structures
"near perfection...noise/rock sound
POW WOW (9pm)
These two brothers from Brooklyn make indie pop the way it should be made: ramshackle, wistful and sweet as a summer afternoon.
...something I'd liken to The Modern Lovers if they replaced their pre-punk edge with a dose of sunny day Belle and Sebastian ennui. I feel like an ass for writing that, but it's true. And it's meant to tell you that pow wow! is a band you should keep your eyes on.
...I don't know a whole lot about Greenpoint-via-Jersey band Pow Wow! besides what Ive gleaned from their MySpace. Basically a duo of brothers Edward and Jeff Nazareno, the two have been writing together for about three years but only began releasing music last year. And most of it is pretty catchy stuff. The band list Burt Bacharach and The Smiths as influences but their songs are in a similar, laid-back vibe to the Little Joy record. brooklynvegan
Well, they certainly got the punctuation down. And Brooklyn's pow wow! have the point (with lower-case action, no less!) and the lo-fi guitar/synth pop goodness that just might capture them some of that elusive buzz...
Oh My Rockness
JUMP INTO THE GOSPEL (8PM)
Jump Into The Gospel is the newly formed five piece that has been stomping through NYC the past three months, converting non-believers along the way.
Louis Epstein (songwriter/vocals/guitar) and drummer Chris Stein worked together previously on a recording project while friend Ben Vescovi (songwriter/vocals/guitar) was performing both in the States and abroad. The three linked up and recruited bassist Lakis Emanuel Pavlou and finally Connor Hanwick on keyboard and tambourine.
While they each individually moonlighted in other bands (some still going), their combined songwriting style has been likened to The Pixies if Kim Deal had boy parts and was David Byrne. The boys are currently writing and recording more jams and can still be found on stage for special one offs. In the meantime, you can download their 4-song demo for free at jumpintothegospel.com. so have no fear of hellfire, demons, or the Great Satan, salvation is at hand!