Citrus Distress, Asphalt Green
Baby Teardrops, The Sandpits, Don Ryan
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Baby Teardrops produces a poppy collection of songs that sound like that of a grunged out New Pornographers if they met The Pixies. These NYC rockers deliver edgy hypnotic elements and recurrent mantras, rooted with the fundamental belief of loving what was originally created and driving their songs around solid riffs. While the music is propulsive and steady, it allows for Dunehoo's songwriting to relish in the spotlight. "I like the idea of taking a simple idea, something that exists whether we care about it or not, and glorifying it. And more than that, I love language and the magical power language possesses to cut through and open up and be foul and sexy. The possibilities are endless," adds Dunehoo.
Originally forming in 2007, March of 2010 resolutely affirms the band's desire to work together. All three members were previously involved in other projects that came to a halt once they reunited. "We decided it was fated that we play together no matter how hard it sometimes is," says Matthew Dunehoo. "I demanded a band and Gerry and Megan came down the pipe direct from God and the Devil."
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"Don Ryan is the real deal...This is a brand new take on old music, and this young man owns it. Don Ryan's music blew me away." --Ear To The Ground
"...the next artist ready to carry the torch of Tom Waits to a new generation." --HearHearMusic.com
"Don Ryan takes his musical materials and wrenches them into the shape that best expresses his intentions, with scant regard for precedent or convention. Witty, disturbing lyrics...Excellent stuff." --LiveUnsigned.com
"...all-around musical badass." --Warren Riker, producer (Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sublime)
"...multi-influenced music mixed together by a mad scientist." --FBFY Monthly Mixtape
"His sound is a throwback to an earlier, simpler time and his live performances are an exercise in fretboard mastery. Ryan commands his guitar with such an ease and nonchalance that it is easy to miss just how clever and crafty his songwriting chops are." --Jimmy Lloyd, television host (Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase, NBC)
"Definitely worth a listen or 10, check him out." --INDMUSIC
"an alluring collection of electrified Folk-Rock that still gets regular play in my Itunes library." --Speak Into My Good Eye
"Ryan never lets us quite hear what we expect...an artist of rare originality." --Oliver di Place blog
"...a fresh and interesting perspective on some old styles of music!" --Indie Rebellion
"...one versatile artist with a wide array of influences and styles he is playing around with like a kid in a candy shop." --Listen Before You Buy
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