Red Collar - Live Video from Show at Piano's, NYC 7/14/09 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Red Collar - Live Video from Show at Piano's, NYC 7/14/09

DOWNLOAD: Red Collar - "Used Guitars" (MP3)

There is a lot to be said for a band that comes on and hits it as hard as Red Collar did at their show at Piano's. I was expecting the show to be somewhat low-key given the early set time (8PM) but, while the band varied the pace, they didn't slow down in intensity during their 40 minute set. Red Collar drew a good-sized crowd and their set left the enthusiastic crowd hoping for more.

A number of reviewers have compared the band to Fugazi but I couldn't hear the basis for this when listening to the band's debut disc Pilgrim (To my ears, Pilgrim sounds like a cross between the Hold Steady and New Model Army). After seeing the band play live, I can now see where the Fugazi comparison came from. Jason Kutchma and Mike Jackson interlock their guitars with both a style and intensity similar to Fugazi's Guy and Ian.

For more info on the band, there was a detailed piece written up in Durham's a few months back.

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