Get fixed up to the nines, or don’t. Either way, come down to Brooklyn Bowl, tomorrow night (5/22/13) and get hot just like an oven with The Stepkids. Here’s another flawless cover of a current pop smash, “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake. If this doesn’t get you excited for the show, you must be a Norwegian black metal purist, or something. Take a listen below, and get your tickets for tomorrow night’s show here. Oh, and don’t forget that every attendee will be automatically entered to win 2 passes to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival!
This snazzy trio can’t be defined by any one genre of music. They’re folk, neo/classic soul and 20th century classical with punk and jazz all rolled into one funky band. And I’m sure you could throw in some other varieties as well. This is what they pride themselves on. They prefer not to have a specific, singular sound. How do The Stepkids define “The Stepkids”? “Psychedelia for the 21st century.”
The three dashing members, Jeff Gitelman (guitar), Tim Walsh (drums), and Dan Edinberg (bass and keyboards) have had much experience in the music industry, specifically with R&B and Hip-Hop, before the creation of The Stepkids. They toured with the likes of Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, and Lauryn Hill as a backing group.
Just as they don’t have a singular sound, they don’t have a singular “lead” singer. They are constantly emphasizing the importance of each member contributing equally. They all write the lyrics together and they all sing together, as a whole.
To get the full experience, you really need to see them in person. Watching this video of their live performance for “Suburban Dream” is getting me stoked for their Brooklyn performance. They also have a number of hilarious, mind-tripping videos that are worth checking out, but they just don’t do the trio justice. Come see them for yourself. LIVE. You won’t be disappointed. Plus, one of my all time favorites is opening for them, so get there early!
Let the electro pop renaissance commence! Here’s one from the bros in MGMT, way back when they were still known as The Management. “Hot Love Drama” has to be the single off their 2005 album, Climbing to New Lows, that really sparked the band’s rise to success.