On Monday night, I went to see cool band, Suzy Sellout at Blackbird's. I've heard about them from lead singer, Kathrine, who also happens to work with me at my day job. Small world. I didn't know what to expect and went out of curiosity for both the band and for Blackbird's. While I was pleasantly surprised by Suzy Sellout, Blackbird's was a disappointment. But...about the band...
They have a great energy that's vibrant and uplifting for the soul. Kathrine's presence is lovely and she holds her audience well with strong lyrics and hokey in-between-song banter. I'd compare Suzy's music to a non-miserable Tori Amos. In addition to the fast and happy tunes, they played some slower, melancholy sounds but even those were pleasant to listen to and had a good "stickiness" factor. As in, you wanted to hear them again. Overall, a worthwhile time and I'd suggest checking them out.
Here's when and where you can find them next:
Sunday, March 15th at 9:30pm - The Duplex Cabaret
61 Christopher Street, NYC
Enjoy! I think they'll be back in Astoria next month so I'll keep you in the know if you'd like to see them at Blackbird's.