After searching far and wide and coming to the conclusion that Weird Al Yankovic wasn't coming to Hoboken, I'm pleased to add Brooklyn's Motel Motel to my 4th anniversary show. If there was a way I could throw confetti through the computer screen, I would. Hooray!
The collective took rise in 2008 and I think this year should prove to be interesting. No better time to catch them now. For me, they combine all the elements of a fine American band -- they have a slight twang, a lot of ambition and they are not afraid to lay all their emotions in their songs. Furthermore, the music is easy to latch onto. They remind me of my favorite old timey Americana bands like The Band and Dr. Dog.
While the NY Press deemed them in 2008 as one of the Top 20 bands currently playing, 2009 should be just as fruitful as they are working on their follow-up to their full-length debut, New Denver. Maybe they'll give us a preview of the new material on April 26th. All I know it's going to be a wild night.
So if you're keeping score, M.M. will be first, they'll charm your socks off. Then Mahogany will dance your socks off. Then Crystal Stilts will rock your socks off. In total, bring three pairs of socks.
Here's your updated details:
Crystal Stilts Headlining The MusicSnobbery.com 4th Anniversary Show!
With Special Guests Mahogany and Motel Motel
April 26th, doors @ 7:30pm, $10 (Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!)
1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ
If you don't live in the greater New York/New Jersey area and would like to see Motel Motel at SXSW, here's their schedule.
Wednesday March 18th:
6:00 PM --- Paradise Café (Hear Ya presents: Stimulus Package)
Friday March 20th:
12:55 PM --- Emo's Annex (Soundcheck Magazine Party)
2:00 PM --- Acoustic set @ Progress Coffee (Western Vinyl Party)
8:00 PM --- Official showcase @ Maggie Mae's (The Rebel Group)
Saturday March 21st:
2:00 PM -- Trophys (Whoopsy Magazine Day Party)
8:55 PM -- The Parlor (Tangled Snark Presents)
Here's a song from the band, it's called Harlem. Of course, Motel Motel is not to be confused with 80s band, The Motels.