latewaves, Blue Heaven, Synapses firing, American Opera

latewaves

Blue Heaven

Synapses firing

American Opera

May 20 Sun

7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

latewaves
latewaves
latewaves is a band from Asbury Park, NJ. About twelve years ago; Shawna Grabowski (drums) was invited to see her sister’s friend, Mike Pellegrino (guitar/vocals), play a small club in Central Jersey. It was Shawna’s first “show.” Years had passed, Mike is now dating the aforementioned sister, and both separately played in different groups as time went by. But in the late summer of 2016, Shawna and Mike found themselves anxious to start a project. The two had spoken about starting a band for years and on a sweltering day in the middle of July the two stepped into a storage unit – turned rehearsal space – and wrote a song called “If It’s Over.” The two wrote and played every chance they could and before they knew it they found themselves at Portrait Recording Studios to start tracking their first EP entitled “Partied Out,” about getting kicked while you’re down, wondering if you should even get up, and possibly seeing a flicker of light at the end of a long, dark, and damp tunnel.
Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven
An indie/pop 4-piece based out of Frederick Maryland. The band's debut demo was released via bandcamp.com in January of 2016
Synapses firing
Synapses firing
Synapses Firing grew up in the basements of the bronx with a plethora of sounds and the city skyline always looming in the background. Initially the acoustic outlet of songwriter Sean Dowling, the project quickly shifted into something larger with the addition of Paul Bennardo on the drums and Isaiah Mendes on the bass. Working with bronx based producer David Andronico in 2016 they melded their many influences into a concrete sound for their debut full length “Forgive” immediately making a name for themselves in the New York City and Tri State area scene. Through playing regional shows and their video for “Skin” Synapses Firing were able to connect with producer Jay Maas (Defeater/Death of a Nation) and forge their unique brand of Rock and Roll into something even more raw. With their latest release “I’ve Grown Cold” they bring their heaviest instrumentation yet while still preserving the ear-worm song structure that defined the band. Bridging the old and the new Synapses Firing creates something that reflects both their alt-rock roots and post-hardcore adolescence. Immediate and frantic. Beautiful and New. Real rock songs with a touch of filth. Synapses Firing is just getting started.
American Opera
American Opera
Incremental progress. Monumental setbacks. Small victories. This is the story of American Opera. More than a record, Small Victories is a collection of moments, both devastating and victorious. Ominous nostalgia confronts hopeful reemergence. Sonically, think Manchester Orchestra meets Ryan Adams, Brand New meets Langhorne Slim — polished stones in a bed of gravel and grit. The result is a stunning eleven-song rollercoaster exploring a complete spectrum of emotion and experiences. It is an album of dynamics — a perfect balance of the fragile and explosive. By the end, we’re reminded that sometimes the small victories were all that mattered in the first place — and that the silver linings were not just that after all, but rather small glimpses of a larger hope that can sustain us through even the most miserable of seas.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/