I went to Piano's last Saturday night to see Tulsa but got to the club early enough to see Boston's Viva Viva play. The band has only been around about a year or two but they sounded great. They have an early 70s Stone-ish rock sound (check out "Heartbreak Sweepstakes" and "Keep Looking" on the band's MySpace page) and the lead singer, Dave Vicini, has a manic Iggy Pop type energy.
The band released a new EP "Art, Sex, Death & Time" earlier this year but I can't find it for sale anywhere on the 'net. I guess this is available only at the band's show. Speaking of this...the band is playing a show in Brooklyn this weekend (dates and locations below) and isn't coming back to town until November.
Upcoming NYC Shows:
August 25, 2007 at Loft Party @ 230 Franklin st., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
November 15, 2007 at Union Pool w/Abigal Warchild
Viva Viva's MySpace Page