Friday, March 1st 2019
Wild Pink + Active Bird Community + The Obsessives
$12 - 10pm Doors - All Ages
Wild Pink songwriter John Ross sings about lakes, hills and trees; moss, thickets and canopies; smoke, snow and wind. The impressionistic cover art of the band’s eponymous debut full-length (2017) depicts a serene riverbed flush with dreamy hues of purple and green. It evokes a sense of tranquility that diametrically opposes their clamorous homebase of NYC, and the record’s mostly breezy—though occasionally blustery—songset is equally uncharacteristic of the environment it was born of. It’s not that their music perpetually idles, or that’s it’s soft in a simplistic way. They just move at their own pace. A patient pace. A very deliberate pace that’s, however unintentional, at odds with both their city and their position in rock’s timeline.
ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY
Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn-based band formed by members Tom D'Agustino, Zach Slater and Andrew Wolfson when they were in middle school. Over 10 years later, with the addition of Quinn McGovern on drums, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90's indie rock. While ABC was young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they've released 3 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. In that time, their sound has gone under numerous revisions — not out of necessity but out of a tacit refusal to stagnate or sound like anything else. As the members matured, fell in (and out) of love, moved around and made their own way, the lyrics and arrangements of each song reflected both the harmony and the discord that comes with growing up in New York. Though as anyone who's seen them live can tell you, their music is so infectious you can't help but lose yourself right along with them.
The Obsessives are a heavy pop band who incorporate elements of garage, emo and slacker rock. They began writing and performing as a two piece (Nick Bairatchnyi and Jackson Mansfield) but have grown to a quintet to fill out their live performances. The full band gives a density of sound and texture to Nick and Jackson's insightful, loud pop tunes.
Friday, March 1st 2019