Monday, August 14, 2006
Come and join ROOM and Morex Optimo. Some kind of a test and also a goodbye for a while: Morex Optimo and Room will play a grand show at Sin-e on Manhattans LES (Attorney Street, btw. Houston and Stanton), before taking off for a two-week European tour. Can't wait to get out of the heat and into cool Swiss lakes. But more about all of that tomorrow. Here's whats expecting you Tuesday night at Sin-e: "Room" is a European Rock Combo in New York, consisting of two Swiss, one Austrian, one French and one German, embracing the english-american roots of rock music and spicing it up with punky elements of comedy and sharp commentary on pop and the world. Their friends from New Yorks secret indie sensation "Morex Optimo", join in the "Au Revoir Show" at the renown music club "Sin-e" on Attorney Street, between Houston and Stanton Streets. Admission: $8, support bands start at 8pm, Room at 10pm.
The greatest band in the universe came to New York and played at Irving Plaza - in front of a seated crowd and acoustic guitars instead of the jingly jangly Rickenbacker and the timeless Fender Strat. It took some getting used to, but a newly inspired, fresh and funny Steve Kilbey made up for everything, singing his best I ever saw him - which is about 15 times by now. With Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper somewhat restricted on solely acoustic guitars, The Church's singer and bass player took the opportunity to really come through with his amazing voice and intonation, displaying an ability to captivate the whole audience, while entertaining and obviously enjoying the center stage position. This picture shows in what kind of shining light Kilbey appeared this last Thursday night! And i'll go next time they are here. I just hope it wont be in a seated environment. Check out the Church's new stuido LP "Univited like the Clouds."
These guys are truly ready to go show off in Europe: After months of producing and weeks of incessant rehearsing, Morex Optimo proved last Saturday that they are not just back on track, but rocking more lively, with more soul and great lines by new members Kerry Kennedy on guitar and vocals and Jay Braun on bass. Learn more about the european tour with Room on this blog!