LIVE: Black Taxi @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 5/18/13

Black Taxi

Black Taxi

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Brooklyn foursome Black Taxi returned to Nippertown on a recent Saturday night, cruising into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, just down the street from their former Albany haunt, the now-defunct Jillian’s. Led by frontman Ezra Huleatt on lead vocals, keyboards, trumpet and assorted percussion, the band seemed right at home despite the change of scenery.

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Opening the show was the Local 518 duo Titanics – featuring vocalist-keyboardist Mark Lombardo and guitarist Derek Rogers – serving up selections from their debut album Soft Treasure, released earlier this year.

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One Response to “LIVE: Black Taxi @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 5/18/13”

  1. Jeff D says:

    These guys are awesome. After WEQX played “Do What You Gotta Do” some Sunday night a ways back, I made a point to get there early when they were opening for Rustic Overtones at Jillian’s.

    It was a weird night – we arrived early, roughly an hour before headliners typically take the stage, but still wound up just barely in time for the first song of Rustic’s set. I was disappointed to have missed them but still pleased I did not miss any of Rustic’s.

    The early start evidently led to an earlier finish. The Isley Brothers’ “Shout” came on over the sound system, keeping my friends and I and enough others entertained until Black Taxi came back out in a pleasant surprise and offered an encore.

    They opened with “Misirlou” (best known as the Pulp Fiction ‘theme’) and it was flat out amazing. It was a great song to showcase their talent with Ezra on the trumpet, Bill and his guitar roaring, Krisana and Jason driving the rhythm. I was entirely unfamiliar with anything else in their catalog, but very quickly became a huge fan. A very fond albeit fuzzy memory. Since I have bought both albums at shows later on and see them every chance I get. The music is great and the concerts are fantastic.

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