Wednesday, July 10th 2013: The Model Zeros / The Hidden Wool / The Bottoms Of Our Hearts / Scott Garrison

7PM TONIGHT ($8):

  • The Model Zeros:  “The Pioneers of Barnstomp.”  Wherever five-piece outfit The Model Zeros came from, nobody told them they couldn’t dress up like old-time revival tent preachers and play like gin-possessed rounders channeling Springsteen from hell.   Listen here.
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  • The Hidden Wool is a new vehicle for the songs of Graham Brice, frontman of Brooklyn group The Wooden Hills (see what he did there?  Spoonerism?), as well as tunes The Bottom’s Of Our Hearts bassist Kevin Brady.  Brice said the main difference is the new project brings three- and four-part harmonies to the stage.  Listen to The Wooden Hills here.
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  • The Bottoms Of Our Hearts are fronted by ex-Hula drummer Alex Beard and feature some of NYC’s best indie veterans.  There’s only drums when they’re absolutely needed, and if a song doesn’t need to reach a climax then it doesn’t need to reach a climax.  There’s a meloncholic country twang injected into Beard’s previous band’s reinterpretation of Bedhead.  Listen here.
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  • Scott Garrison has been around the block, from working as a guitar tech for touring arena acts to fronting his own NYC-based ensembles to playing his own solid pop-centered rock songs alone on stage with just an acoustic guitar.  These songs are worthwhile, and stand up in both the solo- and live-band-settings.  Listen here.

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