After slowly plugging along through typical NYC traffic, I arrived at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade in time for the end of Johnny Ain’t Bad’s set. This New York City based band can really rock. They’re set to release their debut EP “Psycho Girl” this summer.
Next up was Nashville’s Adia Victoria. This girl has attitude not to be reckoned with, as two obnoxious girls soon found out. Adia asked the girls, who were obviously there just to disrupt the show, to go out front to the record store if they wanted to chit chat…this was a rock and roll show! She continued to rock through her set un-phased by the pair who continued to annoy everyone else around until someone through a beer on them…lol! Not only does Adia have an amazing voice, she can also rip it on guitar. I hope one bad seen doesn’t spoil it for The Big Apple, because I definitely want to see her again.
Headlining the night was Nashville’s Those Darlins. There music is a rocking blend of country meets The Ramones and The Runaways. The band members actually adopted the stage surname Darlin for a bit in an earlier incarnation of the band. They’ve played alongside such acts as Drive-By Truckers, Old 97’s and even Dan Auerbach. You can pick up their new album Blur The Line on their website.
Article: Michael DiGiovanni