Photos by G.
Hot band alert! Brooklyn rock duo She Keeps Bees hopped across the bridge and played at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on May 25, 2011. The band is blues/rock and I loved them! Lead singer Jessica Larrabee is a powerhouse on vocals. In between songs, she’d be telling hilarious stories, or making random banter with the crowd (“who here likes to wear bras?”) and in a fraction of a second, she’d whip right into a song where she belted the hell out of the opening notes! Her voice reminded me a bit of Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, and their music has a White Stripes vibe (possibly because the duo is like an inverse of the band).
I talked to the group after the show and told them both how amazing I thought they were. Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant were very nice. Jessica advised that the group has a new album coming out in July, 2011, so be sure you get it! I hope when the album is released Jessica Larrabee’s awesome stage presence comes across because she was so watchable, I didn’t want the set to end. You can see pictures of my encounters with these superstars in the making after the jump.