Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Impressions from the "Who Needs The Hamptons?"-Party at East River Bar in Williamsburg
All glitter and white, but deep and rootsy, too: the debut show for The Snow, the great Hil and Pierre, of Melomane fame at East River Bar, Williamsburg. Beautiful, tender folkpop with charming harmonies / the right start for the "Who needs the Hamptons" party given by Room. Hear music by The Snow at their siteand become their friends.
Kristofer and Heather hinted at what Morex Optimo were working on in the studio these last months. Word has it that the record is out soon and will feature just about everything from Fruitflies to Gutterpunk. Read more about it soon on the Morex Website.
No guitar and no drums, the gentlemanly piano man Paul Wallfisch and bass wonderboy Bongers of euro-touring-bigtime-breaking Botanica showed their immense sense of rhythm and sound while bringing out the beauty of Paul's songs by giving them space. Mr. Wallfischs stage persona fitted the great crowd and the atmosphere at East River very well! Read more about Botanicas new LP at their website.
All too rarely we hear the beautiful voice of Kerry Kennedy, here with Roman performing the swiss folk ballad "Beaches Apart". The former Blue Spark Kennedy has not only been playing as multiinsturmentalist with various bands, including Overlord and NV, on keyboards, guitar, vox and bass, but has also set up her own studio where she is working on her first eagerly awaited solo album.
Let's hear it for Room in the Words of one of Williamsburgs true punk rockers, Full Tank's Halona: "Play with full tank and other punks, goddammit. i'm gonna get hoppin' mad if you don't make a show together happen, roman, you know it's true! ...you made my night tonight. happy b-day again, jan, you youth you!" Thanks - We'll be playing together there in September, promised. If you want to be a friend of Room, visit them at their Room.