We’re opening for our friends coming all the way from North Carolina, Schooner! We played with these guys last year in Ithaca and became instant fans. With combined influences of grunge, pop and indie, Schooner produces an inventive sound, yet still maintains a familiarity that instantly drew us in. And their live performance is rippling with energy. Bam. Instant fans! Come on out to Cameo Gallery 6/20 to catch the show!
Here is a link to the Facebook event, and line up below:
on Neighborhood Veins:
This gauzy, blown-out, beautiful pop record is the crowning achievement for Schooner and singer-songwriter Reid Johnson…an album that doesn’t ignore the past, doesn’t ignore the yesterdays good and bad that brought on today, but it also never falls into over-sentimentalizing loss and avoids the all-too-obvious trap of nostalgia. Pop Matters (8 out of 10)
Air Waves (9:30)
Critics have labeled Air Waves as everything from sparse pop to folky punk, a sign that Air Waves does what every great band in their time has managed to do – find a way to be both comfortable and compelling in being themselves while creating a body of work beyond genre classification. Already in a short time span Air Waves have not only made a name for themselves in Brooklyn, but elsewhere by touring extensively down both the East and West coast sharing the stage with such notable acts like Cat Power, Songs: Ohio, Beach House, Dan Deacon and The Rapture to name a few.
The Rungs (8:30)
A duo you won’t want to miss, The Rungs bring you sparkling synth pop, unique guitar play and feel good vocals. Reminiscent of synth bands from the early 80’s, and with a discernible reference to Southeast Asian instrumentation, it is catchy, inventive, and bright!
Pre War (7:30)
Pre War formed at the height of the financial crisis, and the bottom of the housing market in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Fuzz rockers fresh from the exhilarating break up of their former outfit, Conversion Party, reconvened and decided to keep going, start over, write new songs.