Boom Vang, Monte, Ocupado

Sat Aug 15 2020

7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211

All Ages

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Boom Vang, Monte, Ocupado

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  • Boom Vang

    Boom Vang


    New York’s Boom Vang blends artful alternative rock and 90’s gritty guitar riffs into a rousing spectacle fueled by powerhouse vocals from front woman Finn Cronin. Boom Vang supplies hard hitting rock you can move to and a presence that keeps you. 
    A chance meet up at Chelsea’s SIR Studios led lead guitarist, Danny Morrison and Drummer Carson Groenewold to merge their respective projects into one, bringing on Finn Cronin shortly thereafter as a lyricist and vocalist. Bassist Will Metivier solidified the lineup in 2018. 
    The group released their EP “Four” in 2019. The band describes their sound as “Upbeat rock with a post-punk drive, dark melodic riffs and in your face energy. There’s a nod to grunge/alternative rock greats like Nirvana, Radiohead and Stone Temple Pilots - but with a new indie rock feel.” Cronin’s vocals nod to influences - Florence Welch, Debbie Harry, PJ Harvey and Shirley Manson.  
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  • Ocupado


    Garage Punk

    Ocupado is the collaboration of childhood friends Peter Vartan, James Avallone, and Matt Dougherty and recently joined by Ray Mazza.

    The singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Peter Vartan was the drummer for the experimental project Swept To See along with Ocupado bassist Matt Dougherty for a few years in the early 2000s before he released a solo album called “Negative Attidude!!!” under the name “Vartan”. After that Peter was playing guitar for Hesta Prynn of Northern State . He played on her studio tracks with the likes of Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav on “Easy Bear” and Shawn Crahan of Slipknot on a cover of the Butthole Surfers song “Pepper” . Then he was the bassist for post-punk alt 80s influenced band The Dead Letters for a few years before deciding to self-produce a home recording album called “Sunshine Kills” which came out in December 2019.

    When James Avallone moved back from LA after a long stint in the movie business, directing indie flicks (Spinning DryPlayback80 Proof Cotton and a Pigskin ), he and Peter Vartan decided to start Ocupado along with Matt Dougherty and Ray Mazza on drums. Ray’s known for Apollo’s Ghost , Ray Mazza , Ray Mazza and The Gutter Bandits , The Spines (Radiolarian album) , Kevin Harrison & True North , and Victor Made A Time Machine.

Boom Vang, Monte, Ocupado

Sat Aug 15 2020 7:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn Brooklyn NY
Boom Vang, Monte, Ocupado
  • Tickets available at the door

All Ages