Get your funky juices flowing this Friday night, June 27, with the JuicyBruce Summer Party featuring the music of JuicyBruce and Sanah Kadoura Orchestra. The party will take place at "Zeb's," that cool loft/recording studio/performance space that houses the weekly Jazz Vocalist Series, 223 W. 28th Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues.
|R to L: Jenny Arrigo, Lauren Stockner, Mike Ved, Mike Lunoe, Alex Rubin|
Photo by Tai-Hua Wu, courtesy of JuicyBruce.
JuicyBruce first burst onto the local music scene in May 2009, playing groovy rock tunes at bars across New York City. JuicyBruce has since performed for "squeezers" (squeezer = A JuicyBruce fan) at Sidewalk Cafe, The Bitter End, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Bowl, and a host of other favorite music haunts. Coming from a family that valued music, front man Alex Rubin could play music before he could talk, had always been in bands, and studied music in college, before coming up with the idea for JuicyBruce. Rubin cites as some of his influences The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, and Simon & Garfunkel, and his respect for the rock genre is evident in his music.
JuicyBruce put out their first self-titled EP in 2010, featuring catchy yet expressive songs such as Peanut Butter Man and Envelope Me Penelope. The guitar and other instrumental solos are really intriguing and the vocal harmonies created by Rubin and female vocalist Jenny Arrigo are compelling.
Although Rubin has remained a constant in JuicyBruce, the band has been through several layers of change since that EP was released, and the JuicyBruce lineup continues to evolve. Friday's show will feature Alex Rubin on guitar and vocals; Jenny Arrigo on vocals; Lauren Stockner on guitar; Kyle Lalone on guitar; Mike Vedric on Bass; and Mike Lunoe on drums. Complementing JuicyBruce will be the music of the Sanah Kadoura Orchestra. Kadoura can often be found performing at local jazz clubs such as Fat Cat and Smalls.
JuicyBruce is currently planning a new, full length LP, "Juicer Than Thou," which may include some live tracks from Friday night's performance. Doors open at 7:30p.m. and entrance for the evening is only $10. The event is sponsored by Long Trail Brewing Co. Join the facebook invite for updates and more info.