LIVE: The End Men @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 10/15/14

November 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Greg
The End Men

The End Men

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Fresh off their big U.S. tour in support of their latest album, Odds & Ends, the End Men ripped up Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen with a free mid-week show last month, sharing the stage with Seattle trio My Goodness.

Churning out their down-and-dirty blues-rockin’ sound, the Brooklyn-based End Men – the dynamic duo of Matthew Hendershot (guitar, vocals) and Livia Ranalli (drums, percussion, vocals) – sounded razor-sharp, their finely honed chops matching their go-for-the-throat attitude.

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LIVE: Warm Soda @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 3/30/13

May 3rd, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Warm Soda (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Warm Soda

Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

“We’re Warm Soda from Oakland, California. That’s basically San Francisco, but cooler,” said Matthew Melton of the West Coast garage-glam band Warm Soda, his follow-up to his previous outfit Bare Wires, which broke up last year. Warm Soda has a new release, Someone for You, a tinny, fuzzy blast of power pop perfection, and they played most of the album’s songs at Valentine’s, including the sugar-coated sing-along “Jeanie Loves Pop” and the love-besotted title track “Someone for You.”

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