Photos taken with my hand.
Blair Van Nort, Lead Singer of The Rassle and G
Moments after their show stealing performance at the Mercury Lounge on September 15, 2010, I met The Rassle! I have been in love with their music ever since they offered their debut EP for free on their official site earlier this year. When I spoke with the band, I told them each how much I love their music and I also recounted my story 4 separate times of my recent trip to Los Angeles where I had some magical moments driving on the freeway with the windows rolled down blasting their track “Born Free.” I’m really looking forward to hearing their debut album which will most likely be out in early 2011. If you want to be known amongst your friends as a taste-maker, slip their songs into your mixtapes and get ready for everyone to say “What is this song? I love it!” Thanks again to The Rassle for making such great music, for all being so cool and for not rolling their eyes at me when I became a little fan boy telling them how much I love their music. I’ll be looking for their names at the top of the music charts.
Reed Van Nort, Guitar/Vocals of the Rassle and G
Erik Ratensperger, Drummer of The Rassle and G
Mark Solomich, Bass/Vocals of the Rassle and G
Photo by G.
The Mystery Jets show at Mercury Lounge in New York on September 15, 2010 was a bit of a SNAFU for me. They were initially performing 2 shows (on the 14th and 15th). Due to some sort of customs problem, the band was denied entry into the United States so the show on the 14th was canceled. Tickets were honored for the 15th. After watching an amazing set by The Rassle, my gut told me to leave because the night would not get any better. I decided to stick around. The band’s customs problem from the day before had persisted and the band didn’t even get to load their gear into the venue until just before their scheduled set time of 10:30 pm. Needless to say, the band went on closer to midnight and as I was in the front row, the crew was loading in the equipment while extremely bright white lights shined right in my face so they could set everything up. By the time the show began, I had a headache and I wasn’t up for sticking out the entire show. What I heard I liked, but I didn’t get to hear much. If you went, tell us what was missed!