Monday, March 25, 2013

Thick As Theives - Brooklyn Bowl 3.19.13

Images and article by Bill Kelly

Fuzz driven, greasy garage rock is a sound that sort of disappeared at some time between the depressing days of disco and its variant offspring.  Thankfully, strong musical styles survive time and turmoil, as demonstrated by Thick As Theives, an emerging band that played a strong set at Brooklyn Bowl last Wednesday night.  

Currently working on a studio release due out in Spring 2013, the band, comprised of Ryan Houser on lead guitar and vocals with Chris Moran on drums, bring the heavy distorted guitar sound of the later 60’s with up to date indie rock stomp and verve.  Singing of love and girls with needs, the duo’s set featured original songs and covers, including a thundering version of  “Gloria” from the Them, Van Morrison’s early band from Northern Ireland.  The band’s sound takes some Kinks, mixes in a little Black Keys and adds its own sleazy, sticky floor bar band sound.  Nice to hear in 2013...

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