Yeah yeah yeah, keyboards and contemporary genre-spanning musical influences are cool and all, but you ever just want to melt your face off while throwing up the “sign of the horns” that Gene Simmons wanted to trademark? You feel?
Cool, because this week you’ve got the opportunity to do just that in the East Village at Berlin, where Brooklyn’s Ryne Ziemba will lay down some serious, Fender heavy grooves with nods to 1970s American rock and roll influences. His last record, Dirty Sunset #1 is a vintage tour d’force, a five track EP that mixes classic rock sensibilities with garage rock energy, all tinged with a psychedelic flair and interpolated with a sax backbone that reads as equal parts Jeff Rosenstock and the E Street Band. It feels trite to describe something as ‘rock’ in our contemporary landscape given the plethora of existent sub genera and the micro-genres created everyday, but Ryne Ziemba makes no attempt to reinvent the wheel throughout Sunset – rather, he chooses to hone some serious musicianship and a classic energy to produce something that rips from start to finish.
Ziemba will be supported Prude Boys the former of which level fuzzy surf rock West Coast nostalgia, peppered in with mellifluous melody and candid sincerity. Kicking off the night is Rose Cologne who most recently played a secret show with Dilly Dally.
Tickets are seven bucks and the show starts at 8:00 PM – you can cop them here.