The show was held at Tommy's Tavern on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A venue where some of Brooklyn’s best underground shows are presented a few times a week at this three-decade-old bar.
After loading in and setting up the equipment, Lindsey and I headed down the street to grab some food at the nearest Deli. As we are both cat lovers (each having our own at home) we were delighted to discover this Deli had their own cute furball, dutifully roaming the isles.
Lindsey can't resist holding this pure white beauty
The Ice cream is safe with this ferocious guard on the watch
Snacks in hand, we headed back to Tommy's as the showtime approached.
As you push through the saloon-style swinging doors into the stageless back room area, you come face-to-glistening-face with the band moments away from playing, all under a pulsating lightshow.
Lindsey looked radiant in a black and white ensemble. The bass guitar she plays is a hollow-body affair, allowing her to squeeze copious amounts of feedback out of, when needed.
Linds isn't just another pretty face with a good sense of rhythm, however, as she additionally shows a knack for background vocals (and sometimes even taking the primary lines) that is reminiscent of Bilinda Butcher of the legendary My Bloody Valentine.
Positioned centermost is guitarist and vocalist Flemming Larsen who originally hails from Denmark. Flemming is a most capable guitarist, who has master the pitch-bend/whammy bar skills necessary to produce the particular sound this bands is offering.
Slotted all the way to the leftside of the stage was guitarist/vocalist Richard San Luis. Richard provided a steady fusillade of guitar bursts and vocal stylings that stradled the line between careful practitioner and off-kilter madman.
Richard gets intimate with his microphone
Flemming and Lindsey provided a rhythmic propulsion that was in equal parts delightful and risk taking.
The thunder from down under was provided by the occasionally malleted hands of drummer Kevin Kahawai. Any band worth it's salt has a real, live drummer. Canned rhythms sound exactly like that - canned. Kevin had the right feel for the sonic forays this band embarked on.
Listen in as The Telenovelas bring their particular sound to life:
Listen once more - the band's big finale of the night:
After the show we all hung out at the bar, telling stories, laughing and having drinks together. The bar tender was sweet and very cool.
I have high hopes for the Telenovelas in the coming months!