289 KENT AVENUE BROOKLYN NY 11249
Glasslands & Wordless Music present
Bird of Youth
Sat Aug 9, 2014
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)
Tickets Available at the Door
This event is 21 and over
The Rock*A*Teens were nothing short of a force of nature. Roaring out of Cabbagetown, GA, they blended a unique mixture of dark, swampy rock influences into a thick primordial stew that defies categorization ... Pop? Blues? Jazz? Rockabilly? Garage? Theirs was music of passion and lust, love and heartbreak, hope and despair, triumph and failure, heat and humidity. Less -
Distortion pedals buzz with washes of reverb, organ whines and piano rolls, drums pound with tribal intensity, and the vocals wail and ache and rejoice, wrapping around themselves in a feverish embrace. A cool wash of emotion and grit. A cleansing of your tired and battered soul.
“In that they were ‘arguably’ the best American rock ’n roll band of the ’90s, it is safe to say that the Rock*A*Teens were also the most underrated American rock ’n roll band of the ’90s.” —Dan Bejar, Destroyer
Bird of Youth
Bird of Youth is a rock band from Brooklyn whose music recalls the classic and college rock that its members grew up with, as well as the swagger of old New York girl groups and the insight and sarcasm of the early new wave songwriters. Inherent in singer Beth Wawerna’s voice is a cool stoicism that finds a perfect match in lead guitarist Clinton Newman, whose lush, multilayered harmonies and intertwining guitar parts give the band a distinctive sound – something like Chrissie Hynde fronting Squeeze or Nico signed to Stiff Records. As intricate pop songcraft crumbles into gauzy atmospherics and literate observations devolve into boozy chaos, Bird of Youth’s rave-ups and kiss-offs turn indie-rock braininess back on itself with a casual frivolity.
Bird of Youth just finished their second album, due out later this year. It was recorded in Brooklyn with Phil Palazzolo (The New Pornographers, Ted Leo, Neko Case) and John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile).
Bird of Youth is Beth Wawerna, Clinton Newman, Johnny North, Ben Lord and Kenneth Wachtel.
Tequila Mockingbird - $8
(Sauza Gold, Ginger Ale, Cranberry)
Negroni - $9
(Well gin, Campari, Vermouth)
Jameson Black & Stormy - $9
(Patron, Coffee, Campari, Ginger Ale)
Rolling Rock + Well Jammer - $9
Still pouring the strongest drinks in town. Cash only, Dad.