The Bottom Dollars
These "serial heart stealers" [The Deli Magazine] produce an absolute wall of sound... Thunderous drums echoing behind a classic rock rhythm section with soaring, lush vocal harmonies. Take that picture and paint it with shades of The Clash's on-stage bravado, the vibe of The Band circa 'Rock of Ages' and the power of My Morning Jacket and well, you've almost got The Bottom Dollars.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, this proudly-loud five piece have quickly become a point of discussion for bloggers, tapers, as well as eager, sweaty concert-goers all across the North America, gaining accolades in NPR: All Songs Considered, KEXP, Daytrotter, Village Voice, Relix Magazine, ScoutMob, NME Magazine (UK & Europe), The Wild Honey Pie (Best of SXSW 2013) as well as many other notable publications.
The Bottom Dollars return this year with their debut LP “Meet Me In Cognito” a collaboration with multi-platinum engineer John Siket (Sonic Youth, Phish, Yo La Tengo, Dave Matthews Band) and their usual heavy touring regiment to bring their signature blend of neo-classic americana & rock n’ roll back into expansive assemblage.
"Professional Sonic Assassins." - CMJ.com
"The Bottom Dollars' music goes something like this...It's having a flask tucked, at all times, in the inside pocket of any coat that would ever be worn. It's keeping that flask healthily full with something that coats." - Sean Moeller, Daytrotter
"It doesn't get much better." - Lindsay Gilbert, No Pulp Music
“Pick any Bottom Dollars' tune and see if the first guitar riff doesn't make you want a bottle of whiskey and a barstool (the "let's make some trouble" kind, not the "let's drown our sorrows" kind).” - ScoutMob
"With heavy blues vocals and an old-west-appeal, The Bottom Dollars continue to feed on their growing buzz with energetic live shows and a constant presence in the New York music scene." - Devon Antonetti, The Deli Magazine
The four piece band Aabaraki describes their sound as alt-soul: "Like Gnarls Barkley met the Black Keys
in a grainy film (with a Curtis Mayfield soundtrack)."
Formed by guitarist Brian Forbes, vocalist/keyboardist Akie Bermiss, drummer Aaron Steele, and bassist
Ari Folman-Cohen, Aabaraki released their self-titled debut EP in June 2011. The project received
critical acclaim with features on OkayPlayer.com, 2DopeBoyz.com, Giantstep and many more. Aabaraki
was also one of the featured artists of the Converse “Rubber Tracks” short-film series. Known for their
remarkable live show, Aabaraki has also performed several times alongside Grammy nominated singer
Emily King. The band released their second album The Emancipation on May 22nd, 2012,
and will embark on a nationwide tour in the Fall.
The Teen Age
Brooklyn quartet, The Teen Age, released their debut EP "Ways To Adapt" via PaperCup Music on June 3rd.
Formed in a Brooklyn basement in late 2012, The Teen Age plays a mix of 70′s inspired punk and garage-rock. The group made their live debut in January 2013, supporting Palma Violets, and released their first single “Ventura”, (recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn) last July. “Ventura” showcased the band’s particular brand of ‘”Doo Wop Garage” featuring crunchy guitars and sing-along ready choruses, destined to have you dancing.
The Teen Age performed at the SXSW Music Festival this March and Brooklyn's Northside Festival in June.