10 years of
THE UNSACRED HEARTS
with HIGGINS, MOUNT SHARP
FRI MAY 31
at UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
Travis (drummer of The Unsacred Hearts) and Brian Kantor (drummer from Higgins) are Percussionary Measures
Find out their favorite drummers and learn all about the bro stroke.
“Point of Pride” The Unsacred Hearts live at the Delancey circa 2007
WHERE ARE YOU? by the Unsacred Hearts
I hope you’re right, I shut the light, I hit the street, and the city is bright
With runaways and throwaways and Lady Days dying day and night
With safe bets and cigarettes and silly bands hauling gear to stage
And silhouettes and jet sets and dirty hands clenched in fists of rage
Where are you? Are you watching TV?
Are you doing drugs? Are you looking for me?
Where are you? Where are you?
It’s like a thrill from the still of a film that you used to love
It’s like a scene from a dream on the marquee sign above
A little king, a diamond ring, a pretty thing when you’re feeling bad
It’s kinda true, it’s kinda sad, because it makes you miss the things you had
the unsacred hearts (feat. jaymay) Don’t Disappear from The Honor Bar
January 28, 2012 8:00 PM @ Littlefield
SERIOUS BUSINESS ROCK AND ROLL REVUE: WILBURY NIGHT
BENJI COSSA, HIGGINS, ROCKETSHIP PARK, THE UNSACRED HEARTS
sat jan 28, littlefield, brooklyn, ny You will see Wilbury Night emerge, one time only, as a party thrown by people who believe in the Wilbury spirit, who prefer to play music together rather than separately, and who want you to join in. The January air is cold. Be at Littlefield in Brooklyn, together with your best friends and your coolest family members on this one night, conveniently a Saturday, the 28th of January to be exact, as we peer through the Wilbury prism into the heart of our loves for rock and roll music. Expect Benji Cossa, Higgins, Rocketship Park and the Unsacred Hearts to present a rich program built from their own reputable original catalogs and from the deep career catalogs of Lucky, Lefty, Otis, Nelson and Charlie T. Jr. This night will be warm and full of true love.
THE UNSACRED HEARTS: The Honor Bar!
Some very flattering words were written by Tim Baker at Syffal about his impression of The Unsacred Hearts’ Honor Bar record. Read this and please support us by buying a CD or a download or even trading your email address for a free download here on bandcamp. Support Tim and Syffal by reading the site (it’s great) and spreading the word about it.
“There are nights in your life, they usually happen in your mid to late 20s, that define you as an adult. There is a clarity to these nights, years later you can still smell the smells, hear the voices, feel the chill in the air, remember the colors in the sky as you and that special someone are greeted by the morning sun. Some how you hold on to the details despite being drunk since 10pm, everyone gets a handful of these nights and they come to be the nights that tell your story, they are the foundation of what your life becomes.
With The Honor Bar, The Unsacred Hearts have absolutely captured the essence of this. They transport you to the very core of it. The wonder and sheer joy that comes from even the most dire and unhinged moments. The heartbreak and sadness is equally as important as the unbridled euphoria that only this time can bring. The Unsacred Hearts embody it on The Honor Bar.
Front man Joe Willie channels a mix of Tom Waits, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan with his sing songy spoken word inner city griot style. Sonically it is a mix of Waiting on a Friend era Rolling Stones and Cypress Ave Van Morrison. The sound is ambitious and smells of stale booze and old cigarettes. It is grand in its scope and gorgeous in its simplicity.
Take some time and revel in the sound of hope, fear, joy, confusion, booze soaked drama and drug addled joy. The Honor Bar is the formative years of your life wrapped in a smoky poetic bow, a snap shot of everything you hoped you would be and were innocent enough to think would be what you wanted.
-TIM BAKER, Syffal
SYFFAL is a great site. Bookmark it.
Tim caught the first of two epic 90 minute sets at the recent Serious Business Rock and Roll Revue at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn. He wrote some nice stuff about it. He’s a very nice person.
“…So while I don’t necessarily remember everything as it went down, I do remember that I was wildly impressed by all of the artists. I have seen some of these acts in one form or another over the years. Usually it was more stripped down and acoustic, which is nice, but seeing the Serious Business Records roster at full strength like this really took me back. I wasn’t expecting the power and wall of sound that was the Rock & Roll Revue.
The whole line up was on stage or surrounding the stage, everyone contributing and adding pinches of flavor. The night was broken into two sets and in the interest of full disclosure I only stayed for the first set which ran about an hour and a half. It was a very quick hour and a half. They managed to keep it moving, every act playing 5 or song songs and rotating in and out of each others sets.
Rocketship Park set the table with their unique brand of quirky folk pop, that leaves you feeling shower fresh.
Next up was Unsacred Hearts who tore shit up with Bukowski meets Van Morrison style, sort of spoke, sort of sung, sort of broken.
Higgins hit the stage next bringing the full sound of their 70ish power pop funk that sounds like its fingering 90s indie rock in a set that featured Kevin Fish being just as dreamy as you can be in khakis.
Finally the set ended with some stripped down Benji Cossa with a set that was so impressive that it caused me to run home and download his albums.
Apparently the second set involved satanic ritual sacrifice and Korean War reenactments. Sorry I didn’t stay longer.
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