289 KENT AVENUE BROOKLYN NY 11249
Cookies, The Point
Sat Nov 15, 2014
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
Monogold's melodies soar like an eagle on top of a rollercoaster on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Why would there be a rollercoaster on Mount Kilimanjaro? You see things that are there and say, "Why?" But I see things that are not and say, "Why not?" Or, something like that.
Anyway, this lovely Brooklyn band creates wonderfully crafted lush pop that glides towards dreamy and transcendent territories. Singer Keith Kelly uses his floating falsetto to propel the trio's songs up, up, and up some more.
This is not sad music for you sacks who are sad. Monogold's music reaffirms the things in life that are worth reaffirming. (I'm not going to tell you the things in your life that needs reaffirming. I just work here.)
These three are such hookers too. Wait, scratch that. What I mean is the pop Monogold makes is catchy and sticky and big time hooky. Total sluts... to singable choruses!
Cookies is a band from New York City specializing in popular music.
The Point is Michael O'Neill (MEN, Ladybug Transistor) and Sammy Tunis (The Lisps).
O'Neill and Tunis, a couple, left New York City in the summer of 2013 and temporarily moved to Maine, where a collection of ethereal songs emerged from the intimacy and isolation of city exile. They spent September on Mt. Desert Island, where they stayed in a friend's home and recorded a demo in a barn over-looking the ocean.
The first of a series of three EPs, "Somes Sound" (named for a body of water on Mt. Desert Island) is, in Tunis' words, "break-up songs we probably should have written years ago." With a nostalgic and haunting 80s feel, these songs speak to a forgotten need for closure and a reckoning with the past, and they set the stage for the next two EPs, which deal with the present and future.
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.