Killing the Messenger, Johnny & The D train Riders and THE MiCKS AT Lucky 7 Tavern « Zac Clark, Rocker Tycoon
(After a meeting of the minds, fellow local rock enthusiast Jen Schwartz and I decided to combine forces and team-up to start booking show in NJ and NYC. Our first show was a total success.)
The Night started off with Johnny and the D-Train Riders! (Guitar, Vox) (Bass) and (Drums) are young punk looking dudes don’t let that fool you. They have soul!
Killing the Messenger set up and began I was nervous. Luckys is a small space and this is a big band. I was worried about whether or not their sound would hold up in the bar, and I missed out on the last show I was at they played had to leave to catch a ride so I’ve never heard them live. I SAY ALL THAT TO SAY THIS: Look out for this band! I’m always nervous for a girl lead singer. Will she have the presence to command the crowd’s attention? Will she be loud enough? Plenty of other concerns… ALL ANSWERS WERE YES. Blaring fire engine red flashing neon sign YES! (blink) YES! (blink) YES! How do I explain Killing the Messenger? Ok! You know The Beavis and Butthead Movie? There’s a song on that album by No Doubt, it’s unlike any other song they ever did. It’s dark and conspiratorial, damn near malicious, but it’s sexy too. I guess thats a really good way to explain these cats, like a female Batman Villain, evil but sexy.
The MiCKS took the stage proper with Henry Prol of Copesetic fame. The MiCKS (Sam & Matt) formerly the McMickle Bros, have been on Rocker Tycoon more than any other band. I wanna give these cats an award. If you read me regularly (I salute you if you do) then you know about these dudes. Rock Stars that party like Folks Stars (Thanks Robbie of Tip Canary). They bring the jams, but they also bring the dancing. Lucky’s was packed. It was hard to get moving but once we did the whole place was shaking!
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