is a noise post-punk group from Brooklyn by way of Athens. While their
music conjures up bands like Swans, Place To Bury Strangers, Liars and
Jesus Lizard, Bambara has created something new and unique. The trio
has lived, rehearsed and recorded together in a Bushwick basement studio
since 2011, forging a bond that has certainly benefited their live
show. The trio played a blistering seven-song set at an album-release
show at Palisades. The set consisted mostly of new material from their
upcoming LP, Swarm. If this performance was any indication, we are looking at a breakthrough album.
Brooklyn's own Katie Von Schleicher took the stage at Palisades on Thursday night. Joined by her live band, she showcased her ability to make beautiful noise. Bleaksploitation, her latest doom pop EP, is slowly gaining attention. It got mine a couple months ago when I saw her at Alphaville & became a fan.