Zombie Sundae, Nihiloceros, Violent in Black

Zombie Sundae

Nihiloceros

Violent in Black

Aug 30 Thu

7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Zombie Sundae
Zombie Sundae
MADELEINE PLA is the fierce frontwoman of Zombie Sundae. She honed her vocal sound with extensive training at UC Berkeley where she received her degree in Music. She has years of experience starring in various musical theater productions and fronting high school rock bands. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (Piano, Guitar, and Bass), she is comfortable in front of any size crowd, having performed in intimate coffee house settings as well as 5000+ attended football stadiums. All this, combined with her love for glitter and all things dark, molded her into the fiery songstress she is today.
BEN SCHAARE, hard-hitting guitarist for the band, hails from New Zealand, having played shows all throughout the lower North Island and winning the Smokefree Rockquest Battle of the Bands regional award for Best Lyricist. He is a self-taught musician.
JACOB LANE is the powerhouse drummer of Zombie Sundae. He studied Jazz and Alternative Music with a Julliard School Graduate, performed in the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, and was featured on drums in the MTV music video for Ricky Jarman’s R&B song “Make It Happen”. He’s been in many Alt bands, playing drums, guitar, and bass.
PHILLIP KERGER, a classically trained musician, is bassist for the band. He grew up in Germany playing guitar since age 8, and performed with a classical guitar orchestra until he journeyed to New York City, where he picked up the bass. His training allowed him to quickly transfer his skills to the new instrument…and now he can’t get enough of it.
JORDAN MEL hails from New Jersey and has been playing guitar since age 10. He now brings all those hours of practice to Zombie Sundae. He was taught guitar by Ed Fuhrman, of Hades, then trained at School of Rock for 6 years where he also learned piano and vocals and taught himself bass and drums. He has a considerable background in heavy metal and isn’t afraid to shred when he wants to.
This is ZOMBIE SUNDAE...They're Fast. They're Loud. They're Alt Rock.
Nihiloceros
Nihiloceros
With a sound grounded in the New York punk scene, Nihiloceros treads into ‘90s Brit rock while displaying a power-pop quirkiness that suggests life in the Big Apple hasn’t dulled their Chicago roots. But the self-proclaimed “trash pop” band isn’t too quick to cling to labels. That’s because at the root of the music are two driving principles: energy and honesty.
Violent in Black
Violent in Black
Violent in Black's approach to their music is far closer to the brash, hard-driving Seattle style rhythm & blues than the majority of the groups currently riding the beat wagon, & it is probable this refusal to compromise their music to match the 'current sound' is what's gaining them their rising legions of fans. Their performances have an honesty & power about them that makes those of their contemporaries look insipid. They present their balls-out rock with musicality and passion and without a dull moment. They are free of tattoos and of concerns as they emanate a raw sound for the devastated. Like the perfect piece of chocolate with no nuts or mints or other distractions, the music is deceptively simple, rich, and so good it might be sinful.

Through humble beginnings, the NYC power trio of Joe Berson (vocals, bass), Julian Rhine (guitar, vocals), and Travis Scelia (drums) has been delivering a genuine disdain for conformity while also delivering that beautiful, gut-wrenching, chill-inducing music. Violent in Black (or ViB - pronounced either like "vibe" or one letter at a time like "V.I.B.") is inspiring mutants to accept who they are and helping nobodies to feel alive and find their places. The #ViBers (the band's fans) are losing their minds to ViB's rock for new times and all times.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/