The New Tarot + You Bred Raptors? + The U.S. Americans
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The New Tarot
Inspired by the grooves of David Bowie, Regina Spektor and The Flaming Lips, The New Tarot create songs that Music Times call “one part synth-filled pop, one part thrashing alternative rock, a splash of sisterhood and a sprinkle of the occult.” Diffuser.fm praise the unique sound of the group stating, “The New Tarot flip alternative rock on its head with the powerful stories found in their irresistible songs.” With love from Nylon, Consequence of Sound, Bitch Magazine, Indie Shuffle, BUST, Baeble Music and many more, there’s no signs of slowing down – especially with a full-length album on the way.
The Walker sisters, Monika (vocals/guitar) and Karen (vocals/keyboard), formed their band in the spring of 2014. While performing poetry outside Union Squares’ subway entrance, Monika Walker captivated the attention of a passing man, who would later become the band’s manager. After hearing the brilliance in Monika’s use of verbiage and poetry, and learning she had a sister studying music composition at college, the soon-to-be manager convinced Karen to leave college and pursue a career in music with her sister. Now, a full band supports them: Derek Broomhead (drums), Dave Kahn (bass), Beth Callen (guitar) and David Banker (trombone). The sextet creates archetypes throughout their music and their stories are filled with chaos, harmony and the concept of space within ourselves and the universe.
You Bred Raptors?
The U.S. Americans
THE U.S. AMERICANS tip-toe the vendiagram of analog rock in the digital age. Championing humanism, protesting apathy, all-the-while waving an apolitical flag, their shows electrify fans of all genres. Weaving thunderstruck guitars, whimsical lyrics, fresh rhymes, beats that'll make you cock your upper lip and enough chutzpah to take on the USA, this group is a refreshing reminder that serious music doesn't always have to be so serious.
Inaugurated in 2014 by Jeff Weiss and Roy from Queens, two 2nd generation Americans who've been friends since the internet was just a CIA tool, declared their independence from everything boring, vapid, too-serious, and guitar-less. Together, they began crafting the tunes that would constitute their debut LP, Greatest Hits (October 2017).
This ragtag group's revolving door of rhythm sections has showcased some of the best talent in NYC. Having been described as 'David Bowie in a gangbang with Iron Maiden and Dr. Suess' by their peers, words and whiffs of their oh-so-fresh performances reached RnR Hall of Famer, Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam, who so graciously offered his support as the opening act for The U.S. Americans' first trip to Seattle in the summer of '17.