Thursday, May 19, 2011

MyNameIsJohnMichael: Full-On Fun

MyNameIsJohnMichael: May 18 @ Mercury Lou
nge, New York, NY

What do you do on a Wednesday night, in New York City, on the Lower East Side, on a rainy night? You head over to Mercury Lounge to shake your ass to MyNameIsJohnMichael!

Forget Mardi Gras folks. The only New Orleans party you need, will come to you in the form of John Michael Rouchell and his band of rockin' merry men. When I saw them a little over a year ago at the same venue, they hooked me. Last night, they tore it up and floored me. Oh, they were tight! It seems they've turned things up a few notches since then! What? How is that even possible?! They launched into their set, a set containing songs from their upcoming album, and didn't let up until everyone was hot and sweaty, ending with Rauchell taking to the audience to finish the night. My fellow audience members had a blast. I had a blast. Everyone sang-along. I sang-along which is a big deal for me because, there are only two other musicians who can make me sing-along, out loud, at a show, with wild abandon.

With their high energy show, top notch musicianship and killer songs, this is a band you need to see live. You should catch them when they play near you. You. Will. Have. Fun.

MyNameIsJohnMichael, is it okay for me to be a little bit in love with y'all collectively, individually and whatnot?

More photos HERE