The Cringe at the Conflict of Interest Party in New York City

The Cringe
New York Rebel – New York, NY
10-19-2009

John Cusimano – Guitar, Vocals
Roto – Lead guitar
Jonny Matias – Bass
Shawn Pelton – Drums

 

The Cringe New York Rebel - New York, NY 10-19-2009Just a little bit about the Cringe:

Founded by lead singer and guitarist John Cusimano, the Cringe was formed in 2004 around a collection of songs that John had written. Since their inception they’ve had two albums released: Scratch the Surface (2004) and Tipping Point (2007). Plaything, the latest from the Cringe, should be out in late 2009. The Cringe has been touring nationally for several years and shared the stage with the likes of The Raveonettes, The Stills, The New York Dolls, Billy Gibbons of ZZtop, The Doors with Ian Ashbury, Autovaughn, Trances Arc and More).

Tour Dates!!

Oct 20 2009 9:00P
CMJ Official Showcase – The Delancey New York, New York

Oct 21 2009 8:00P
Amnesty International Showcase – Webster Hall – The Studio New York, New York

Oct 25 2009 11:00P
The Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nov 4 2009 8:00P
Arlene’s Grocery with The Sketches Nov. Residency New York, New York

Nov 6 2009 9:00P
Trash Bar Brooklyn, New York

Nov 7 2009 8:00P
Kenny’s Castaway New York, New York

Nov 11 2009 8:00P
Arlene’s Grocery with The Sketches Nov. Residency New York, New York

Nov 18 2009 8:00P
Arlene’s Grocery with The Sketches Nov. Residency New York, New York

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White Denim Strike a Pose at the Conflict of Interest Party for the CMJ Marathon

White Denim
New York Rebel- New York, NY
10-19-2009

Joshua Block – Drums
James Petralli – Vocals, Guitar
Steve Terebecki – Vocals, Bass

White Denim New York Rebel- New York, NY 10-19-2009

Photos and tour dates after the jump…

Tour Dates!

10/24 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
10/31 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
11/02 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
11/03 – Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
11/04 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
11/05 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
11/06 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/07 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
11/09 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
11/10 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC
11/11 – TT the Bears – Cambridge, MA
11/12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
11/13 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/14 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
11/16 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
11/17 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
11/18 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/19 – The Social – Orlando, FL
11/20 – Cafe Eleven – St Augustine, FL
11/22 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

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In Photos: Conflict of Interest XI 2009: Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo
Conflict of Interest XI 2009
Rebel NYC – New York, NY
10/19/2009

Amos Memon – drums & percussion, vocals
Cathy Lucas – violin, keys, mandolin, glock, vocals, saw
Justin Finch – bass, vocals
Leon Beckenham – trumpet, keys, glock, melodica
Simon Balthazar – vocals, guitar, keys, mandolin, sax, clarinet, glock

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More photos of Fanfarlo at The Conflict of Interest Party in New York after the jump…

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In Photos: Conflict of Interest XI 2009: The Union Line

The Union Line
Conflict of Interest XI
Rebel NYC – New York, NY
10/19/2009

Richard Theisen – Vocalist
Adam Sabolick – Bass
Jordan Sabolick – Guitar
Johnny Wilson – Keys
Tony Tancredi – Drums

The Union Line Conflict of Interest XI Rebel NYC - New York, NY 10/19/2009Quick Facts:
The Union Line formed in 2008 in San juan Capistrano.
Drummer Tony Tancredi was a tour manager and booking guy for the likes of Matt Costa and the Delta Spirit.
They had their first show in 2008 at the Gypsy Lounge in California

More photos from their live show at Rebel NYC and some video for your pleasure..

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The Riders Back Home in San Diego at the House of Blues

The Riders (Opening for Robin Trower)
House of Blues- San Diego, CA
5/27/2009

Tom Cusimano – Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Jimmy Olson – Drums
Mike Clairmont – Bass
Devin Shea – Violin
Niel MacPherson – Piano/Organ

The Riders (Opening for Robin Trower) House of Blues- San Diego, CA 5/27/2009

First confession of the night, I didn’t stay for Robin Trower, the headliner for the night. I was more excited to see his openers, the Riders. The big question of the night I was hearing as people were lining up for Robin’s performance at the House Blues was, “What kind of music are the Riders?” Let me just answer that for everybody who wasn’t standing in that line. The Riders are a young classic rock sounding band. It’s hard not to sound like you came from the classic rock era when your producer/engineer team is made up of Richie Podolor and Bill Cooper (Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, Michelle Branch).

This was also a momentous night for the guys because it marked their first show at the House of Blues in San Diego, but don’t be deceived these guys played up in LA plenty of times at the likes of the Knitting Factory and Viper Room.

I know I just said that they really do have that classic rock feel, but as they performed “I Don’t Want to Know” I could help but feel a really country vibe in it. I am going to throw out the obvious reason because of the fiddle player onstage but there was something else that just moved me. The sound could have been performed by Keith Urban.

It took a while for the guys to get their barring onstage but by the end they were right on. They saved their best for last as they performed “Sunday Letters.” It had a great simple riff that the classics are made from. Like a great rock song they kicked it up and crunched the riffs with a harder rock sound and then brought you back down. It was a fabulous roller coaster ride for the ears. Tom also broke out of his vocal shell and belted out the chorus with roaring vocals. The crowd was feeding off this.

It was hilarious near the end of “Sunday Letter” when Tom slowed it down and plugged the merch. He said that he had to do it one more time. I could hear the chuckling from the crowd around me. Why did Tom and the guys hold out on us ’til the end? Not sure, but they really know how to cap off a set!

Setlist:

Toby’s Song
Angels Can’t Carry Roses
Annie’s Charade
The Minute
In This Life
Greatest Day
I Don’t Wanna Know
Sunday Letter

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