Mancie, Take the Power Back, Bernardo, Sister Nicodema

Mancie is a garage rock band led by Andrea Montgomery. Based in Williamsburg, they've enthusiastically been called "The Runaways meet Black Sabbath" at a recent show on the up-and-coming New York concert circuit, and the comparison is clear when they bring their gritty distorted guitar parts and emotionally-driven rock sound to the stage.

Take the Power Back

TAKE THE POWER BACK established themselves as the world's first and only all-female Rage Against the Machine tribute band in October 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. Since that time, they've shared stages with many popular all-male tribute bands, and they’ve followed in the footsteps of RATM by performing at benefit shows for local non-profit organizations such as Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp. At TAKE THE POWER BACK shows, RATM devotees offer their ecstatic approval. Those expecting a novelty act instead find a gutsy rock band and the skeptical are converted.

Upon hearing RATM's self-titled first record for the first time in over ten years, guitarist Sarah Rose Jones rediscovered why Rage's songs resonate with so many people - including herself as a teenage girl in the mid-1990s. She then made it her mission to find three other like-minded women to share the experience of playing Rage's fervent and passionate music. Local drummer Laura Taylor was excited enough by the idea to immediately go home and play the only RATM song on her iPod (for the record, it was "Bulls on Parade"). Though bassist Sarah Shepherd will be quick to tell you that she was previously completely unfamiliar with RATM, she soon found herself to be a new Rage fan. It would take a special person to capture the intensity as well as the sensitivity of frontman Zack de la Rocha, and the logical choice was Katy Odenbaugh, even though this would be her first time in a band. An administrative professional by day, Katy has managed not only to express de la Rocha's distinct voice with a powerful feminine style, but also to capture his ferocious screams in a way no one could imagine upon first glance.

These four ladies aspire to carry forth the ideals represented by RATM. Rap legend Chuck D once made the statement that by naming their band Rage Against the Machine, de la Rocha and his bandmates made a promise to their fans to do just that. TAKE THE POWER BACK chose their own band name in that same vein rather than going with a girly twist on a Rage song title (of which they've heard quite a few... and they're all amusing). Conscious of the unconventional rarity of being an all-female rock band playing protest music, TAKE THE POWER BACK seeks not only to rock RATM fans by staying true to the songs, but also to change minds and shift attitudes about what it means to be in the minority, much in the same way their forefathers in RATM did.

Bernardo

Michael DeMinico, Eric Clay, Takei Yamasaki, Jake Adams, and Matthew Bernardo (no relation), hailing from the Park Slope, Brooklyn vicinity, bring catchy, soulful, crowd-pleasing original rock anthems to your ears. Your time and energy will be put to work during this boombastic presentation that at times resembles a battle between two bears named Earthquake and Hurricane. Expect rock. Expect fun.
http://www.bernardotheband.com

$8.00 - $10.00

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Wednesday, December 4 · Doors 7:00 PM at The Rock Shop