Sara, Small Multiples, The Howling Winds, Eggnogg

Sara

Small Multiples

The Howling Winds

Eggnogg

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

Sara - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Sara
Rock band from New Jersey.

There's three of us.
Small Multiples - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Small Multiples
The Howling Winds - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Howling Winds
In early 2010, Jorge Rocha singer song writer and rhythm guitarist had formed a new project after Fight Back! with new band members Tyler Betances (lead guitar), Rich Vasta (upright bass) and Derek Rosenbauer (Skins). The band began performing in Lake Worth, FL and had immersed themselves into the local music scene as The Howling Winds. In 2011, the band had not only lyrically and harmonically matured into an electric sound but had released their first EP ‘Pale White Moon’ and began playing various areas of South Florida. This year they have taken a new musical direction with their sound as exhibited in their recently released self-titled EP. Recently the band has added a third guitarist and vocalist Matt Garamy, which has sonically and melodically filled the void.
Eggnogg - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Eggnogg
Since their debut album in 2009, Eggnogg has masterfully blurred genre lines, transcending the redundant boundaries of modern rock music. Eggnogg’s effortless merging of melody, discord, psychedelic textures, and irresistible hooks defies expectation and refuses to be type casted.

The band’s unprecedented sound grows from the dynamic between its members. Thunderous rhythms and technical finesse are augmented by the bass and guitar work of principal songwriters, Justin Karol and Bill O’Sullivan. The two guitarists exhibit styles that are distinct, yet complementary, and their trading of guitar solos keeps the playing fresh and expansive. Atop monstrous riffs resound Bill O’Sullivan’s deep vocals, which vary from a bluesy croon, to a gut-wrenching belt. Together, Eggnogg crafts a sound that has been described as, “a mixture between Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd.”





In 2010, following their raw, trudging, and relentlessly heavy debut album The Three, Eggnogg confounded reviewers with their follow-up Nogg EP, which was released as a free download on their official website. In five brief tracks, the band covered a wide range of sonic territory, from the straightforward hard rock of songs like, “Goya” and “The Plant,” to the spacey calm of, “A Stranger on the Moon,” to the skull-crushing heaviness of, “The Hive,” and the EP’s closing track, “Counter-Clockwork.” Noting the diversity of the EP, Doommantia.com remarked:

“[Egg]Nogg are one of the new breed of riff rockers who have the potential to fill the void left by bands (not naming any names) that are no longer supplying the music world with killer riffs or infectious hooks.”

On July 4th, 2011, Eggnogg released their second full-length LP, Moments in Vacuum, on Palaver Records. Described by one reviewer as “...a devastating, multi-layered, multi-dimensional album that blends all the elements found on earlier releases but takes them to new heights of songwriting excellence and great musicianship,” Moments in Vacuum displays a diversity of styles that appeal to any and all tastes. The trudging dirge of the opening track, “Magog” is followed by the fuzzy blues-rock of “Raking in Dough” and “Wheel of the Year”, tracks that exhibit Eggnogg’s ability to seamlessly fuse heavy riffs with catchy melodies and choruses. The brief but monolithic, “One Monster’s Confession,” shows the band returning to their doom-laden roots, before launching into the surreal, “Cydonia,” a space-rock ballad that progresses into an unexpected extended jam. The album closes with, “The Rhythmic Past,” a celestial journey that crescendos from psychedelic ambiance to crushing doom, while exploring every space between. Heavy rock blog TheSludgeMaster remarked:

“Everything on this album is brilliant. Production. Instrument Playing, vocals and the cool and strange psychedelic cover.”

Ever determined to push their music to new heights, Eggnogg continues to write new material. On July 11, 2012, Eggnogg released a four-track EP entitled Louis. Following a Kickstarter campaign launched in October, Eggnogg will release their third LP, You're All Invited, in the winter of 2012.