Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free Concert in Brooklyn: The Vitamen

Sounds Like: Infectious, upbeat hooks like the Kinks; weird, funny lyrics like the Moldy Peaches; deadpan poignancy like Pavement. The trio attended high school together in Mamaroneck, New York, where front man Jesse Blockton and bassist Matt Hyams also attended Hebrew School. Eventually they joined up with drummer Dave Rozner "from a rival temple," says Blockton. Years later they took their sound to Los Angeles, but found California not to thier liking and returned to New York City. "People get us here," says Hyams. "LA is more about suicide. New York is more about having fun." The Message: The Vitamen have a particular brand of modern masculine obsessive-compulisive insecurity that you can actually sing along to. But they are also so emotionally potent that whether they are playing an unsentimental ballad about the excrutiating quest to protect one's mother from life's disappointments ("I'm gonna do everything in my power/to get money to give to you"), or harmonizing about masturbatory anxiety, you find yourself caring improbably deeply. NY Magazine, Music Issue - 16 hot bands changing the soundscape of New York.

Now mark Your Calander for this very special event! The Vitamen will be proforming a FREE show on Tuesday, June 9th at THE BLACK BETTY, 366 METROPOLITAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN 11211 718 599 0243 Curby hopes to see you all of you there!