Even though my Baeble comrades brought home days of video footage from over 64 concerts down at SXSW, having been the lone ranger to man the helm at Baeble HQ, I was unable to experience a few fresh acts that I had been longing to see live. One of these bands that I've been attentively scoping is Glassnote's recently adopted, Irish sons and daughter known collectively as Little Green Cars. Last night, as if they knew New York City was craving its fair dosage of their youthful and inspiriting take on the folk sounds to which we've grown so accustomed, Little Green Cars performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Although they took the stage to the rhymes of Notorious B.I.G., what was to follow was a gripping introduction of four voices in graceful harmonization. Quickly, the group turned up and as if he had consumed Jekyll's magic elixir, frontman Stevie Appleby focused his crazy-eyed fury on the audience. As an intermission, Appleby recited a comical poetic account of their journey to New York that mentioned the Irish hospitality they had received during a stop in Boston, and the crowd's roar was a good implication they had a band of devoted followers. I'm certain after their performance last night, these kids will be returning to Ireland with a bounty of faithful disciples.
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