Friday, March 5, 2010

Doppelgänger Rock 'n' F'in Rolled

Doppelgänger: March 4 @ John Varvato
s Store on Bowery, New York, NY

Back in January, I dropped by a club to check out some live music. I didn’t go to see anyone particular I just went to have fun. That was the night I experienced Doppelgänger.

Having experienced the band, I happily hopped on the train and headed down to John Varvatos’ store on Bowery, the former spot of the legendary CBGB’s. Doppelgänger is a minimal two man set up, Ryan (drums/vocals) and Rob (guitar). They’re loud, they’re raw and they rock.

I am officially, completely and totally in lust with them. The minute they start to play you get a shivering tingly feeling. It’s similar to the feeling I got as a kid when I discovered my mom’s Goat’s Head Soup album. I’d open up that album, see the cardboard flat of the goat head in the soup, squeal and run off feeling all tingly with chills. But, I kept going back to look at it. It excited me. Minus the running off part, that’s the feeling I get with Doppelgänger.

They have an EP that’s coming out, I believe, this month. It’s titled Get It Over With Already. Keep and eye out for that. I’m looking forward to getting my quirky little hands on it.

Should they be playing and you’re in the general vicinity, you should go see them. As a matter of fact, if you're in the New York area, they’ll be at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on March 18, go check ‘em out.

My camera sound doesn’t do them justice…
“Red Eyed Love”