Since I missed getting photos of Nicholas Crown during our interview with him a few weeks ago, I was excited to be invited to his rehearsal before the show. I was forewarned about the space being a tight one and they weren’t kidding, but size wasn’t an issue with the huge sound they blasted soon after I arrived. Being in a band for many years, it felt familiar, although I had just met the guys – they were beyond friendly and hospitable offering me cold beverages and warm smiles. I stayed for three songs but heard many influences in their music and at one point they went from jazz, to psychedelic, to funk and then to hard rock all in a span of 30 seconds – showing off their versatility in an extended jam.
Fast forward a few hours and over the east river in the LES, I arrive at Drom – a place you might just pass by if not looking for it, but surprisingly enough is a fine venue with nice sound and a large stage. Not long after, Nicholas Crown and crew ambled onstage to a fairly packed room and proceed to rock the place for 45 minutes with some harmonious electronic-indie. The band seems to have a fairly good following and they made their presence felt by shouting out remarks and dancing all over the place which in turn had everyone else there to do the same.
For a young band they were quite good, with few hiccups and had that amazing versatility during the live show that they had shown in rehearsal, but more polished – which is the true mark of a band of the rise.
Catch our interview with Nicholas Crown here.
Article by: Shayne Hanley