Please don’t be deterred by the fact that STRNGRS is following the terrible trend of not having vowels in their band name. Aside from the fact that the New York trio’s name is making everyone beyond the age of 22 feel old and CNSRVTV, they are amongst the top emerging acts of this sizzling, chaotic city we all love (or love to hate, you choose)
The threesome is equipped with the classics – guitars and drums, yet sans bass – and manages to blend them to a raw and grimy Rock’n’Roll margarita; it pumps you up, and tastes delicious. Above shredding, shrieking guitars (all good things!), sophisticated hook lines and the perfect drum beats, soars Carson Kelley’s rough tenor. Think Cold War Kids before they started going mainstream, or a version of Guns’n’Roses without Slash’s and Axl Rose’s pissing contests. Above all, though, and this is a bold statement, STRNGRS could be the reincarnation of the mother of Rock’n’Roll, Led Zeppelin. Especially their 2014 EP ‘Magic Boy’ captures that sultry, seductive vibe we love from the English band – “Never Can Tell” could be the bastard child of “You Shook Me”. Make sure to check out their cover of Radiohead’s “National Anthem” as well, it will make you love them even more.
STRNGRS are playing a residency at Pianos every Thursday in July in addition to opening up for Reignwolf at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday, August 1. Come early for STRNGRS, and stick around for Reignwolf for an amazing evening of that old school rock we haven’t heard a lot of lately. If you don’t approve, you have no soul.
Article by: Julia Maehner