Screamin’ Rebel Angels, The Whores, Seth Kessel @ Our Wicked Lady

Screamin’ Rebel Angels, The Whores, Seth Kessel @ Our Wicked Lady

Screamin’ Rebel Angels performing at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)

 

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)

 

SETH KESSEL 

Seth Kessel performing

Seth Kessel performing

Seth Kessel performing

Seth Kessel performing

Seth Kessel performing

 

 

THE WHORES

The Whores performing

The Whores performing

The Whores performing

The Whores performing

The Whores performing

The Whores performing

 

 

SCREAMIN’ REBEL ANGELS

The Screamin' Rebel Angels performing

The Screamin' Rebel Angels performing

The Screamin' Rebel Angels performing

The Screamin' Rebel Angels performing

Black Lips @ TV Eye (night 2)

Black Lips @ TV Eye (night 2)

I love to see a big band in an intimate space, and that’s exactly what The Black Lips provided on Thursday July 8th during their second sold out show of the week at TV Eye in Ridgewood, Queens. At this point I’ve lost track of just how many Black Lips shows I’ve attended, but in more recent years, if they were rolling through town it was pretty much guaranteed they’d be playing somewhere massive. So getting to see them crush it on TV Eye’s intimate back room was a real treat. Their set cherry picked some of the best stuff from their 20+ years of making music, instead of just sticking to the material on their most recent record. They kicked off the show by throwing rolls of toilet paper into the crowd and it didn’t take long for people to start stage diving, beer cans were flying at the band and someone lost their smartphone mid-mosh. By the time the night was over the first few front rows were a sloppy mess of beer and sweat—things that seemed impossible only a few months ago.

 

Brutis VIII opened things up for the night, I only caught one song, but he had the vibes of a possessed street preacher—the perfect amount of weird energy for a Black Lips show. Brower was up next and played a killer set with Josephine Network holding it down on lead guitar. Overall it was a fantastic night of tunes. New York is healing and it feels alright.

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BROWER ft. JOSEPHINE NETWORK

 

 

 

BLACK LIPS