On June 2, 2010, Alpha Rev opened for Chrissie Hynde’s new band JP Chrissie and the Fairground Boys at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York. If the crowd reaction is a predictor of their future success, Alpha Rev is going to be huge! They were called back for an encore which rarely happens for an opening band. I thought they were great and they’ve been burning up the VH-1 video charts so I think it’s just a matter of time before Alpha Rev become household names. I was fortunate enough to meet lead singer Casey McPherson, and I am happy to report that he was extremely nice. They closed their triumphant set with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and I loved their version of it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a studio version!
Moments after VH-1 buzz band Alpha Rev finished an electric performance at the Brooklyn Bowl, I met lead singer Casey McPherson. He was extremely nice during our encounter. When I asked to take a photo with him, he quickly grabbed a nearby friend and requested the photo be taken. I explained that I preferred to take it with my hand, and told him the story of meeting Chris Martin of Coldplay, who said those very words to me upon asking for a photo. At the time, I had not yet perfected the self-portrait, but I’ve learned a lot since then and when I showed the photo to Casey, he was very impressed with my self-photography skills. Alpha Rev’s latest single “New Morning” is quickly burning up the charts and I expect to hear a lot of good things about them in the very near future. Thanks again Casey and best of luck to you and Alpha Rev!
On June 2, 2010, Texas rockers Alpha Rev opened for JP Chrissie and the Fairground Boys (aka Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders new band) at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. Performing songs from their latest album “New Morning,” Alpha Rev got the crowd ready to party with their blend of rock and roll mixed with violins. They are attracting a lot of buzz in the music industry and their new single “New Morning,” is quickly climbing the VH-1 video charts. After performing nine songs, the band came back for an encore (usually unheard of for an opening act) and performed a rousing cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” A video of “Hallelujah” is forthcoming – stay tuned! Based on the crowd reaction and the energy of the performance, I think Alpha Rev is going to be a band you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the coming months.
See some more pictures as well as the set list, after the jump.