Girls Named Jennifer
City Vision, The Worst Humans
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Girls Named Jennifer
Girls Named Jennifer aims to make you long for a time you may have never even known. Their 1980's inspired music could fit right in on the soundtrack to an 80's teen movie or to your current day Friday night! Through the use of vintage synthesizers they capture the essence of a time before cell phones and the internet; A time when you waited desperately by the phone for your crush to call or knocked on your friend's door unannounced to see if they could come out and play. GNJ plays fun, nostalgic, music with song subjects that touch on current day events, depression, anxiety, and relationships.
From the ashes of several successful New Jersey Rock groups, the duo of City Vision (Rob Nardone, Dar Franks) have united their talents to create a new atmosphere of sounds blending the finest ingredients of Alternative and Electronic Rock music. Armed with a vintage Korg synthesizer, the two came together and wrote "Falling," the song that would become the anchor for their new musical endeavor. "We were down in the studio messing with new and different sounds.." Nardone states, "And that opening synth sequence ("Falling") just kind of came out of nowhere, and we ran with it." It's easy to tell from the song's opening seconds, from the blazing synthesizers, to the soaring vocals, to the gut-wrenching drop of the opening beat, City Vision have captured something special here. The group cites a wide array of musical influences, ranging from rock contemporaries like U2 and Third Eye Blind, to groundbreaking electronic artists like M83 and Kavinsky.
Nardone met Dar Franks many years ago, while the two were performing in various different music projects, ranging back to their days in High School. Most recently, Franks played drums for the Modern rock outfit Cascadence, touring the country multiple times, notably opening for 80's icons Faster Pussycat. Nardone has also had his fair share of the road, touring nationally with several different bands, and landing on stage with Bono and U2 for a performance in NJ for over twenty thousand in attendance. "We have made a lot of great memories so far while performing music, but we are mostly excited about what lies ahead" Nardone says, "We feel like our creativity is really flowing on this new material, and we can't wait to bring it to the stage very soon." As the chorus of "Falling" hits hard and we hear Nardone sing "Back to the place where I belong," we can't help but understand what he means. For City Vision, the future looks bright.
The Worst Humans
The Worst Humans, a three-piece jazz-grunge-punk outfit from Brooklyn, found their footing in the underground rock scene, taking refuge in the basement of the Berlin social club on Avenue A. Members of the group have performed on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning, America” alongside Elle King, have shared tours with The Fray, James Blunt, American Authors and more, but can still be found skulking around the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Pulling their sound from ‘90s groups and Nina Simone, the eclectic “jazz-punks” are slowly becoming a notable live performance in and around the city. They are not who you think they are and do not toil in the boundaries of popular music or popular art. Instead, they plan on making a sound much larger than they are.
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