Locally Grown Musicians



There's no reason why the locally-grown fad should be limited to food. Here, a tasting of some locally-grown musicians:

Band/Artist: The Felice Brothers
Hails From: Palenville
Sounds Like: "Their distinct brand of songwriting and the lawless sound they’ve forged has earned them comparisons to Woodie Guthrie, a young Springsteen, to the Scorsese film Gangs of New York."
FYI: Heavily influenced by The Band, the Felice Brothers played with Levon Helm on one of his Midnight Rambles.
Most Recent Outing: Their self-titled debut came out in April.
Listen: www.myspace.com/thefelicebrothers
("Frankie's Gun" is one of the best songs I've heard all year. Definitely check that out.)

Band/Artist: Rhett Miller
Hails From: Gardiner
Sounds Like: " Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet."
FYI: In addition to heading out solo, Miller is a member of the band The Old 97s.
Most Recent Outing: Miller's website says that a follow-up to 2006's The Believer should be out some time in 2008. (Better get moving, Miller!)
Listen: www.myspace.com/rhettmiller

Band/Artist: Two Shots of Rye
Hails From: Harrison
Sounds Like: "The band plays unabashed, hooky pop-rock. Some people tell them they sound like Elvis Costello, or Third Eye Blind."
FYI: After releasing their debut album, in addition to getting some radio play on 107.1 The Peak and 90.7 WFUV, the band recently secured a spot on the Vans Warped Tour and played shows with Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and Paramore.
Most Recent Outing: Debut album Hooks on Tape is currently available through iTunes and the band's website.
Listen: www.twoshotsofrye.com

Obviously, that's just a couple. Plug your favorite local bands in the comments section.

 


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Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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