FIVE FIRSTS: Gabe Stallman of Ampevene
NAME: Gabe Stallman
BAND AFFILIATION: Ampevene
INSTRUMENT: Guitar and vocals
THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … American Idiot by Green Day.
THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … AC/DC in 2009.
THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … violin for six months when I was five.
THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … probably some sort of jazz improv on piano in 4th or 5th grade.
THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … a very short lived band called Narcoleptic Emu in 10th grade but my first serious band was Sympathy for Achilles when I was 16
Ampevene blends a free form frenzy, jagged riffs, and hypnotic rhythms into a tight, psychedelic, sonic landscape, designed to trip up and trip out any listener. You can see them live on February 2nd at the Argyle Brewery Company in Cambridge, of if you’d like to travel they have upcoming gigs at Bowery Electric in NYC (2/9), Nietzsche’s in Buffalo (2/15), and News Cafe in Pawtucket, RI (4/10)
What others are saying…
“Improv trippy jazz fusion Pink Floyd on acid” -Ralph Renna, Capital Underground
“Ampevene delivers a highly energetic, atmospheric environment, tearing the borders between every genre at their disposal. Ampevene continues to set the bar high for progressive rock throughout New York, keeping spectators on their heels from their improvisational clash of metal and jazz.” – Karissa Doerr, NYS Music