I was lucky enough to catch The Lonely Biscuits at Mercury Lounge and I’m telling all of you, right now, to check them out! They have a style all their own, which combines Soul and Hip-Hop and the magic that ensues is infectious, groovy and totally danceable.
Starting off the early evening show was one half of the band called Glycerine Queens, who had a short set with a throwback style that harkened back to the late 50’s. They ended their set with the 1959 guitar classic, Sleepwalk. I’ll be sure to catch up with them again with the full band.
I don’t have enough adjectives to describe The Lonely Biscuits set, but it was a breath of fresh air compared to the heavy Indie-Rock scene that is prominent here in NYC. Each tune had a great groove that usually was highlighted by the beautiful vocals from John Paterini and accentuated with an easy flowing rap-styled delivery by Grady Wenrich. The rhythm section really drives the ship in the form of bassist, Nick Byrd and drummer Sam Gidley, who kept perfect time all night.
Each tune they played was really outstanding, but my favorites from the night were “Casual Vibes,” “Pool Day,” and the closer “Ma’am.” I’ve included the YouTube links to the official videos, so you can see for yourself how good they really do sound! They said they would be back this summer so keep your eye out so you don’t miss out on this dynamic act.
Article by: Shayne Hanley