There’s nothing better than ending a night with whiskey, delicious pizza, and a very fun band like Peru.
That was my night at the after seeing the very awesome band Peru at Bowery Electric for their two week residency in support of their newly released debut EP, Ordinary People. It was my first time at the gorgeous venue and seeing Peru made it ten times better. Their band set up is pretty wicked with trumpets and keyboards, you don’t know what to expect. As the lights dimmed, each member happily appeared onstage; Peru’s sound is hard to describe, as they put on a modern twist to the indie rock sound by infusing it with blues, jazz, and some good ol’ Motown funk. I couldn’t help but have a great time watching these guys rock out and then change it up a bit with some slow, crony songs that could pretty much melt anyone’s heart. Peru’s singer Mike, even improvised some comedic lyrics about this amazing yet scary hot December weather. My favorite was “My Lady,” oddly made me of think of New York City, cozy and charming. Peru really knows how to put on a fantastic show, they emanate an enjoyable vibe for the crowd.
After Peru, Am to Am took the stage and started their set with loud as ever, awesome music. Dressed in all black, Am to Am filled Bowery Electric with a electronic rock sound like no other. With active members of the band Morningwood, they’ve spawned a new band with an electric sound. It’s a fantastic yet melancholic feeling when you see a really good live band only to wish you could of heard their music beforehand but that’s also the best part of finding a great band. “Shadow Bully’ is definitely a great song that shows off their grungy, melodic side that catches you off guard.
Article: Karen Silva
Photos: Chrissy Lush