Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents - Early Show
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Reserved for Rondee, Reckless Sons
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is all ages
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Known for their powerful LIVE performances, they have headlined 100+ shows this year alone and have additionally shared the stage with national acts Gov't Mule, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, just to name a few. TW&TB personifies rugged, yet uplifting spirited rock, sprinkled with southern soul R&B. As a songwriter, Thomas' tunes are brutally honest and heartfelt. The themes of the band go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks and hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope. TW&TB radiate a southern charm that is all their own and have quickly become a Florida favorite.
Reserved for Rondee
Born unto Avalon on the wings of Oden’s Raven, Reserved for Rondee has rocked several venues in NYC. More fun than a game of horseshoes with Chuck Norris, more powerful than a 1986 Volvo station wagon, and more dangerous than two four year olds playing chicken on tricycles. This Dangerously unmovable band is comprised of Lead singer Trevor “The Thunder” Vaughn, Billy Magnussen (guitar), Nick Fokas (Guitar), Warren Hemenway (drums), Michelle Ross (violin), and Tom Degnan (bass). Recent venues include; Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End, Bar Matchless, Fontana’s, Glasslands and Gramercy Theatre and they have opened for The Click Clack Boom, The Vanguard, and The Donnas. Most recently, working on the birth of their first album, “She’s back in Velvet”
Reckless Sons are a ramshackle cadre of lads from Manhattan who coalesced around the brazen recalcitrant leadership of lead vocalist and songwriter by Matt Butler. A wheeze of headstrong swagger precedes the band, which are made up of Butler on lead vocals and guitar, drummer John Badamo, guitarist Matt Hogan, and bassist Pat McCarthy.
The Reckless Sons EP is a brassy, valiant, audacious thrust of a debut. EP showstopper "Whipping Boy" comes busting out of the egress, with it's brash post-post-modern take on sexual politics; the song is a bold and defiant statement, though improbable in our humdrum present day. Matt can't conceal the take-no-prisoners candor of "trying so hard but it just isn't me". The collective's searing guitar solos first appear in this rollout track, and continue to infect every track on the Ep. It is too damn hard to please everybody--here Matt plays the insolent maladroit, he knows this all too well and does not give a fuck.
This cabal of misfits is fired up, and out to purvey their dauntless smart-ass brand of gritty street-smart NYC rock to the masses.
With the ingenious track "One Step Further" we find the band reaching their apex; the tome is a comment on the debased shallowness of modern social circumstances. Here we find the band at their most powerful and majestic, rising triumphantly above the green ooze of modern mundanity.
The EP was produced with an enigmatic master, the singularly talented David Kahne, theconcocter of classic breakthrough hits by acts running the gamut from the Strokes, Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor and Sugar Ray. One listen and we quickly realize what Mr. Kahne saw in this troupe of cocksure full denim jackets.
Running contrary to the glut of barren personalities inhabiting the denizens of so-called 'radio rock' today, Matt and his Reckless Sons are determined to inseminate the current rock music landscape with a supersized dose of rough-and-ready melodic hooks, everyman incisive social commentary, and an urgency which has all but disappeared from our current music vernacular. You must listen to this EP once and you will be standing on your desk screaming "Finally!" Reckless Sons are not taking NO for an answer. Soon the world will know.