Brothers / CATL / PJ Bond / The National Reserve
Friday, Dec 07, 2012 8:00 PM EST
Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
BROTHERS NYC is not and does not claim to be a motorcycle club. They celebrate the shared love and respect for freedom, the open road, loud music, brotherhood and family.
BROTHERS NYC: Billy Sorrentino (songwriter, vocals, guitar), Dylan Boelte (vocals, bass), Damon Boelte (lead guitar), Blaine O'Brien (vocals, bluesharp, pedalsteel), Mike O'Rourke (drums, percussion), Drew Blood (piano, vocals)
Having trodden the boards in a handful of bands (Outsmarting Simon, The Color Fred, Communipaw), New Jersey-based PJ Bond now steps up to the microphone solo, with his heart stitched firmly to his sleeve. Echoing the sensitivity and twinkling notions of Elliott Smith, along with the softness and charming strummings of Rocky Votolato, not to mention the upbeat alt-country nuances of My Morning Jacket, Bond’s delivery is a little captivating. Frightfully endearing, he combines compelling storytelling sensibilities, with sobering reflections, underpinned by lush melodies and more than a hint of melancholy. — RockSound 8/10