Old Monk, Tropical Ooze, Hollands, Jawbone

Old Monk

Tropical Ooze

Hollands

Jawbone

LongArms DJ Set

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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

Free

Old Monk - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Old Monk
Bio

The two founding members of Old Monk were separated by thousands of miles when they began writing their first EP. It took years of swapping answering machine recordings and exchanging lo-fi demos over the internet to complete. The successful collaboration finally convinced drummer Ian Burns to leave his native Colorado, joining guitarist Joshua Carrafa in Brooklyn. The two dubbed their project Old Monk, and began playing around Manhattan and Brooklyn's underground venues. In need of a bassist, the two then enlisted Tsugumi Takashi and Old Monk became a trio. Joshua, Ian and Tsugumi create frenzied noisy rock and roll, built on solid pop backbones and piercing hooks. Old Monk is currently living in Brooklyn.
Tropical Ooze - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Tropical Ooze
Backing band for R. Stevie Moore. Theyre awesome.
Hollands - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Hollands
In the long line of emerging bands from Brooklyn this year, Hollands are no stranger to the crowd. Made up of multi-instrumentalist John Paul Norporth and violinist, (Jannina Norpoth) the duo blends folk music with classic rock riffs like you’ve never heard before. Fresh from releasing their second EP titled Mother (Self-Released) the group is on the up and up.

Kicking off the record is “Air Conditioned Heart,” that sets the tone for the whole record with spacey violin sounds that echo throughout and haunting double vocals. “Cheerio!” takes the EP down a notch and is written in a style similar to that of Jon Brion. With humming guitars, sad but catchy lyrics, and just enough harmony to suit your needs, this is the standout track on the record.

“Just Like Them” brings the album back up to speed and Norpoth’s voice is soulful with just enough scratchiness to it, as “Lungs of Steel” and “Jackie” provide an alt-country tone to the record with twangy guitar strums and blissful vocals. Closing the record is the dreary yet unforgettable “Dirty Rum,” which is simple yet beautiful with the main focus on (Norpoth's) vocal and guitar. What a perfect and peaceful way to close this near brilliant EP.
Jawbone - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Jawbone
Playing the best raw-roots-revival rock and roll throughout NYC and beyond!
LongArms DJ Set - (Set time: 12:00 AM)