A few days after their sizzling performance at Mercury Lounge, on a rooftop high above midtown Manhattan, a couple dozen of lucky onlookers watched as Rubblebucket turned in a beautifully stripped down set at the Relix Magazine/doNYC offices. The Brooklyn indie-pop band played a handful of tracks that fit the moment perfectly as the sun set behind the city’s skyscrapers.
With the band’s current trajectory, it seems unlikely that Rubblebucket will be playing such intimate shows going forward. The informal vibe of the evening was punctuated by trombonist Adam Dotson’s decision to go barefoot during the horn section’s conga line–a choice that seems a bit dubious when walking anywhere in NYC.
Rubblebucket played a set of newer material including this live video we took for the beautiful song “Young and Old”. The final song of the evening was the band’s hit song “Came Out Of a Lady”, It is hard to believe that the song is now four years old, and it sounds as current as ever. Kalmia Traver’s voice was peerless throughout the evening, but really seemed to shine during this track.
With the sun completely set, the band treated its fans to a DJ set while everyone finished off the free Goose Island kegs. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night.
Article by: Lindsey Gardner
Photos by: Shayne Hanley