So the iconic Lower East Side venue, Mercury Lounge, maybe under new management, but thankfully it’s still showcasing the same level of artistry as before. This time a three headed bill featuring headliner Fiona Silver, along with openers Call Security and Fielded.
Fielded, the one woman experience also known as Lindsay Powell, kicked things off. Powell’s voice is her strongest asset, hitting different ranges and dutifully expressing the dramatic themes to her music. She stood alone on the stage, with just her mac and effects machine providing the beats that kept her humming. I look forward to hearing her surrounded by a full band sometime soon.
Next up was Call Security, a four piece pop rock outfit fronted by wide-eyed lead singer Ben Scheibel. Schiebel’s gaze and onstage presence have an almost devilish quality to them as he stalks the floor. The band comes at you with hooks and then more hooks, fueled by guitarist Peter Keller and drummer Tucker Jennings. If you want a little boogie in your night, this was the band to answer your call for the evening.
Then it was time for Fiona Silver to grab everyone’s ears and eyes and not let go. Silver has that bluesy femme-fatale quality to her voice that keeps on surprising you with each successive song. Silver and guitarist Guy Fiumarelli combine to form this electro soul, surf-guitar driven wave. Silver commands attention with that velvety howl that you want to see unleashed again and again.
Article: Omar Kasrawi