May is easily the best month of the year in New York. We've finally kissed winter goodbye, the rain has gone away, and every day is filled with sun. It's days like this where we dread going to work and wish we could spend our days laying in Prospect Park soaking up the sun. We're bringing that feeling to Fontana's on Wednesday, May 22 for this month's Rumble, a fierce and fighting bill that will leave you wanting more. Our hotly tipped lineup this month includes action from Ennui, Brontasaurus, and visitors from Iceland, Jeff Who? This is a line-up worth retweeting. How Web 2.0 of us!
STRANDED IN STEREO PRESENTS THE RUMBLE
Wednesday, May 20
105 Eldridge Street, New York NY / (212) 334 - 6740
(B or D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey)
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / $7
A band like this is the reason why sometimes showing up fashionably late can be the stupidest fucking idea ever. While the hype machine has yet to envelop this group, it will be only due time until these guys are talking about the same way people do about former NY Rumble alums like Chairlift, Apache Beat, and the Low Anthem. The band's debut LP, The Myth in Which We Live is out now.
Brontosaurus is the brainchild of guitarist Joshua Carrafa, drummer Ian Burns, and bassist Jonathan Byerley. In a previous life, they all played in another band called The Nightmare Fighters. This band made the rounds of Denver and Boulder, Colorado's finest establishments and shared the stage with great bands such as Devotchka and The Planet The. After relocating to Brooklyn, Joshua, Ian and Jon decided to form a raucous trio of energy, fuzz and melody. The result is Brontosaurus.
Defining themselves as the rebirth of 70’s and 80’s rock and dance-pop, Jeff Who? follow in the footsteps of the talent that has come out of the musically prolific country of Iceland. Their second full-length album was recorded in Sigur Ros’s studio in Iceland and released in the fall of 2008 on Bad Taste Records. The self-titled album is an eclectic yet neatly packaged homage to legends of the 70s and 80s.
Future Sounds and Stranded in Stereo have a deep love and respect for the indie music community. Having produced successful events and promoted emerging indie artists, their collaboration promises to continue a tradition of supporting independent music, while at the same time providing locals with a place to party. Through the reach of an online music publication, indie rock internet radio station, indie retailers and online social networking sites, our connection to the music community is broad.