Icky Blossoms hit The Studio at Webster Hall on May 2nd and attendees danced the night away to a series of electronic acts.
Moon Bounce was the opener, and got the dance floor moving with his DJ set. Neon colors glowed under the stages black light. Though he had some issues with the sound system, and the music cut out a few times, he kept his cool and picked up right where he left off as soon as the problem was fixed.
NYC band Infinity Shred brought electronic rock to the stage as they jammed in the dark. Only two small lights remained lit, one above the guitarist and another over the laptop providing some of the electronic sounds. A female drummer kept the beat, her hair flying about even though it was tied back. While Infinity had an electronic aspect, there were also bouts of long instrumentals and hyped guitar riffs. The two put together sums up the band and their name. The dim lighting of the night created a tranquil mood, suiting the long instrumentals perfectly.
Icky Blossoms was eagerly awaited by a slowly growing crowd, and when they hit the stage, a dance party was in full effect. The electro-pop group brought synthesizers, blunt lyrics and a sweeping effervescent sound. Icky Blossoms fit right in with the electronic scene in New York, but the band originated in Omaha, Nebraska. When touring, a drummer and bass player are added to the mix, but Icky Blossom’s three members include Sarah Bohling, Derek Pressnal, and Nik Fackler. May 12th marks the release of their sophomore record, Mask. The album is sure to bring more of the dark pop and psychedelic synths we heard at Webster Hall.
Article: Ashley Rodriguez