Melissa Ahern, Rachel Wolf, The Juvenals

Rockethub Takeoff Tuesday presents!

Melissa Ahern, Rachel Wolf, The Juvenals

Open mic/songwriter workshop

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Melissa Ahern - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Melissa Ahern
Half of the folk rock duo SHE AND THE SUN, Melissa Ahern is quickly becoming one of
the finest voices and songwriters in the NYC scene.
With her soothing acoustic guitar sounds and languorous vocals, Ahern pulls gently at your heartstrings. Aspects of her work have been compared to that of Nick Drake, Regina Spektor (an alumna of SUNY Purchase, where Ahern is currently studying), and a mélange of other artists and genres.
Skrimshaw - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Rachel Wolf - vocals, harmonium
Jeffrey Sutton - vocals, banjeeee, guitar, violin
Akshay Rathod - drums
Ben Blumgart - bass
The Juvenals - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Juvenals
The Juvenals? Fun, abrasive, melancholic, melodic, catchy. Just swell listening really. Wry. Very wry. Grand panegyrics and mock-heroic epics. Shouting, whispering, caviling and garumphing, sweeping, grooving, mocking, all sly asides, all half-remembered verses, all seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time guitar solos. Psych freak-out barnburners, indie rock slow-builders, bluegrass rave-ups, quiet and hushed folk, tempestuous rags, brutally efficient harmonies, classic rock choruses. Jutting and reckless, consumed and diseased, as pointed and inappropriate and out-of-sorts as a pure soul snaking its way through a callow and feckless age that doesn’t like it very much.

But this above all else: catchy.

As for you, my friend (and isn't that who this is really about?), you are on the early end of the curve. You get to listen along, blog about it, love them then turn on them, rank their albums against other bands’ they are nothing like based on the calendar year they were released - all while paying for little to nothing! You know the drill. You're tired of the drill. But why not drill along, once more, with us?
Open mic/songwriter workshop - (Set time: 7:00 PM)