Saturday, May 22, 2010

Doppelgänger, Hot & Sweaty Rock 'N' Roll

Doppelgänger: May 20 @ Mercury Loung
e, New York, NY

Doppelgänger took to the Mercury Lounge stage Thursday night. I last saw them back in March so I was excited to finally get a chance to catch them again. Since I last saw them, Ryan (drums/vocals) and Rob (guitar/vocals) have added Joey (bass/vocals). The trio put on one hell of a show.

They took no prisoners and rocked everyone in attendance into hot, sweaty rock 'n' roll messes. Every time I see this band, I'm reminded exactly why I like my rock live. They're loud, wild, raw and fun. They're like being in a speeding car on a cliff side road with the threat of careening over the edge at any moment. But, you don't care because you've got that tingly adrenalin sensation running up your spine and burning your gut; you feel impending danger and excitement all at the same time. That's rock 'n' roll and that's how I like it.

I'm sure this happens everywhere at some point but, it happens here a lot. You have so many live music choices you start to feel blasé about the scene. But then you have bands like Doppelgänger and Des Roar, who played before them and joined them for a song, giving a much needed spark. They make rock 'n' roll exciting. You can't help but want to be right up front, shaking your body along with the music which is exactly what I did.

A copy of Doppelgänger's six song EP, Get It Over With Already, landed in my appreciative, quirky little hands. I've been looking forward to this record and I'm not disappointed. The energy they have live translates well on the record.

I had a great night. And in the end, I went home hot, sweaty and giddy.