Last week, New York’s Native Sun brought their epic live show to Our Wicked Lady’s rooftop as part of their Sunday Soul Scream showcase. The Brooklyn based four-piece has been rocking the NYC scene for years now and followed up this show with news of their new EP for Grand Jury Music, Off With Our Heads, which will be released on October 14th.
Opening the night was Brooklyn’s Namesake who got the roof jumping from the first chord. OWL was actually the place they kicked off their vinyl release show for their full-length debut, Redeeming Features, back in February. It was a fun energetic set that had the space packed out by the end of their set.
After a short break, Native Sun emerged from a wall of smoke and unleashed a barrage of guitar, drum, and bass assaults while vocalist Danny Gomez whipped the crowd into a frenzy. While the stage at OWL was not very high and there was only a simple metal barricade separating band from audience, halfway through the show the crowd had enough and that barricade was lifted and carried off. From that point on, the line between stage and floor blurred as audience members climbed up and dove off, and by the end Gomez himself was surfing the crowd while continuing to perform. Anyone who sees Native Sun perform leaves feeling like they were really a part of the show and this performance was the epitome of that.
Make sure to pickup a limited vinyl release, cassette, or download of Off With Our Heads which is up for pre-order on their Bandcamp and look for upcoming dates so you can catch one of the best live acts out there today.
Scroll down for pics of the show (photos by Kevin McGann)