The Wyrd Brothers

The Wyrd Brothers

Ayumi Ishito Group

Mon · June 18, 2018

6:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

The Wyrd Brothers
The Wyrd Brothers
TIME TO GET WYRD!!!

Don't let the fact that Brian Wolfe and Peter Mitchell (Brian and Peter Wyrd) first played together back in the 1960's cloud your perception about their relevance and conviction. Fifty years after their initial performances as "The Wyrd Brothers," Brian and Peter have reunited to release a collection of incredibly hard hitting and timely tunes entitled "New York's Calling." This five song EP is not for the faint hearted, as it delivers a potent mix of rock and roll that is every bit as raw as the Sex Pistols or New York Dolls. Titles such as "National DNA," "Racing to the Bottom," "Rent Strike," "Rust Belt" and the title track all feature Peter's intelligent, hard hitting yet socially biting lyrics that would make Billy Bragg proud. The message: Yes, the country is a big mess, and we are not going to be shy in telling you all about it.

My favorite track off the record is "Rust Belt," showcasing Brian's raw guitar that is reminiscent of mid-period Crazy Horse amidst a set of lyrics documenting the loss of manufacturing jobs to greed.

In this age of overproduced shiny pop confections, "New York's Calling," is a bitter, yet necessary pill to swallow, and a raw and ragged testimony to the power of real rock and roll.

- Tom Guerra - Songwriter/Guitarist/Contributing Writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Ayumi Ishito Group
Ayumi Ishito Group
Ayumi Ishito Group was formed in 2011 in Brooklyn. Unlike traditional jazz saxophone quintets, however, Ishito’s outfit focuses on musical stylings more akin to indie, progressive, and avant garde music. Her compositions concentrate on rhythmic shifts and ensemble texture rather than featured solos, differentiating her sound from other jazz efforts in the indie music scene.
Venue Information:
The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/