In the three-and-then-some years I've been writing Adobe & Teardrops, I've become a bit of a scene kid. Not necessarily in the alt-country scene in Brooklyn (it's thriving, as I'm sure you can guess), but in the queer alt-country scene in Brooklyn. It doesn't really take much to become that kid. All you have to do is go to a couple of Karen and the Sorrows' Queer Country Monthly parties.
Unfortunately the parties haven't been monthly recently, but they're a blast when they do come around. December's party was a bit of a religious experience. Small Talk was one of the other bands who played that night, and their on-stage presence was magical.
The band's pay-what-you-want (and you want to pay a lot) EP is all-too-short. But if you can't tell from the seamless four-part harmonies, this is a tight-knit band and they have a ridiculous amount of chemistry. The four songs on Small Talk or funny, poignant, political (and who can object to that?) but, most of all, beautiful.
Though the EP is short, you can hear them play for a good deal longer this Friday at Branded Saloon, where Karen and I are teaming up to host this month's Queer Country Monthly! The proceeds will go to FIERCE, a youth empowerment organization for LGBTQ young people. Donations of $10 or above will get you a download card for the Proud compilation album, so snap that shit up! If you can't make it to the concert, buy the album before May 1st!
Where: Branded Saloon (603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: Saturday, 3/21 at 8 PM
Who: Me, Small Talk, The Paisley Fields, Karen and the Sorrows
How Much: $5 though no one is turned away for lack of funds. $10+ gets you a download card!
Why: Because you're cool and super sexy
Small Talk -- Facebook, Bandcamp