Laura Rebel Angel kicked off her fall tour with Screamin’ Rebel Angels last night in Our Wicked Lady’s downstairs bar. The intimate show was their first one in Brooklyn in over a year, and the first time debuting the band’s newest lineup featuring Jules Styles on drums, Seth Kessel on guitar and Jorge Harada splitting his time between guitar and stand up bass.
The intimate vibe of the night was enhanced by the fact that Laura’s newest bandmates served as the openers for the night. Seth Kessel kicked things off and by the end of his set had much of the bar singing along to a cowboy song about a certain variety of Brooklyn douchebag. Next up was Jules Styles’ project, formerly known as The Whores, who are switching to a more internet friendly numerical spelling very soon. Turns out the algorithm doesn’t like the original name, but the band assured the crowd that if they yelled “hey whores!” they’d still respond.
By the time The Screamin’ Rebel Angels took the stage, you could feel that the crowd was ready to party. Laura’s energy on-stage is infectious, and within a few songs audience members were twirling one another around as she belted out the lyrics to her rockabilly standards. Good times were had and no stand up basses were hurt in the process.
Scroll down for pics of the show (photos by Jeanette D. Moses)
SCREAMIN’ REBEL ANGELS