The vocal gymnastics Amy Lynn Zanetto can pull off in a mini-dress and stilettos would have Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Mariah Carey on their feet by curtain call. As each of these women has done before her, Amy Lynn brings her own unique flair to the diva tradition, adding a quirky, down-to-earth humor to her front-woman role that lands Amy Lynn and Gunshow in a league of their own.
The Gunshow, lead by lovebirds Amy and Alex, has a 60s pop and soul sound marked by powerhouse singers and infectious horn licks. Together and apart, they have played all around the world, gracing the stage with Duffy, St. Vincent, Lucy Woodward, Yo La Tengo, Spoon, The Radio City Orchestra and many more.
"Reduction. Stutter. Funk. Reducing the music to its bare essentials, deconstructing each facet, till it is but a dull and throbbing shell of its former self” is how four-piece Aabaraki describe their delicious neo-soul sound that not only pays homage to the founders of funk, but also modernizes the genre. In a trend-heavy musical climate, Aabaraki opts for sophisticated minimalism, operating as a single unit in producing, writing, singing and creating all of its music.
Though the boys come from different but accomplished musical backgrounds, their collective sound comes naturally. Guitarist Brian Forbes is a co-owner of Brooklyn’s The Gallery Recording Studio, and has toured with hip-hop rock band The Nillaz. Akie Bermiss, a self-taught jazz keyboardist who has opened for George Clinton, brings with him raw and sexy vocals that fall somewhere between D’Angelo and Stevie Wonder. Aaron Steele, one of New York’s most sought-after session drummers, has toured Europe opening for Jamiroquai, and bassist Ari Folman-Cohen comes from a jazz-heavy background and has shared the stage with avante jazz great Bobby Previte and opened for Patti Smith.
$10 adv / $12 day of show.