PopGun Northside Party!, Lissy Trullie
The Young Rapscallions, Motive
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:30PM / Show 8:30PM (event ends at 11:30 pm)
This event is 21 and over
A native of Washington, DC, Lissy Trullie grew up a quiet kid, splitting time between parents. Her father, living in Atlanta, GA. and her mother in Washington, DC. As far into the past as she can remember, she spent early summer mornings glued to her dad’s expansive record collection as he schooled her in the ways of Motown, Surf Rock, Folk, Soul, and Classical. She’d take cassettes and make mix tapes, a habit that fueled and developed her insatiable appetite for discovering music. It was at the age of 10 that she began playing instruments, starting with the xylophone and drums, then the guitar the following year. When she was old enough to venture out on her own, Trullie spent her time running around the thriving DC music scene.
In high school she and her mother moved to New York, where Lissy began to soak up the history and atmosphere of the city, learning from the people and experiences she encountered. Like most New Yorkers, she held a lot of odd jobs to get by. They spanned the gamut from dish washing and janitorial work early on, to the “only in New York” story of being scouted randomly on the street, leading to a very brief stint as a professional model during College. Most recently the occasional DJ gig and odd freelance job helped her earn cash as she dedicated all of her spare energy and time towards advancing her career as a musician.
As an art school graduate, Trullie's peers were almost entirely in the visual art world. She found herself an outsider to the New York music scene. She’d play solo acoustic shows, art openings, or cobble together a group of friends who would back her up for a couple of gigs here and there, but getting a solid unit working , and keeping minimal momentum in the beginning was a struggle. Constant persistence eventually paid off as she met talented musicians that would help her finish putting together the pieces. The songs that Lissy Trullie had been writing were finding a new life in front of live audiences. Playing gigs on a regular basis around New York City, her labors were bearing fruit in the form of a steadily growing fan base.
Trullie decided to put out her first release via an upstart indie label out of Brooklyn called American Myth. The move allowed her to retain great control of her development and recording early on, a step she considered vital to the natural growth of the music and her fledgling fan base. She spent a marathon weekend session recording and self-producing the six songs that would make up the Self-Taught Learner EP.
In 2009 Trullie and the band came out of the gate running, embarking upon her first national tour, working towards the release of the EP. Self-Taught Learner was met with praise across the board garnering positive reactions from the likes of Spin, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and many others.
In late 2009, Lissy Trullie signed to Downtown Records and Wichita Recordings. The Self-Taught Learner EP was re-released via Downtown Records with four extra tracks. Her Debut, self-titled album will be released on April 10th, 2012.
The Young Rapscallions
Raw, energetic and full of an unbridled passion for classic rock n’ roll, The Young Rapscallions are a musical force to be reckoned with. Made up of four longtime best friends (vocalist Jon Sanders, guitarist Nick Chamian, bassist Taylor Messersmith and drummer Chris Mintz-Plasse) this San Fernando Valley-based rock quartet is the definition of a “garage band”, practicing multiple times a week in drummer Chris Mintz Plasse’s cluttered carport. With influences like Rage against the Machine, Pearl Jam and The Dead Weather, it’s apparent The Young Rapscallions are out to do one thing and one thing only – ROCK. Look out for their debut album in early 2011!
Brooklyn foursome Motive are tightly-crafted rock with rich harmonies, and have been catching the attention of the few who have already heard them. They’ve been giving away their recently recorded first studio demo, a trio of songs that will turn heads from across the room, even if it’s pretty loud in there.
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