photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
[At Union Hall on Feb. 6th] the small stage consisted of Bondy on guitar and vocals with a bassist and drummer. The merch guy told me the show was about half songs from American Hearts and half off When the Devil's Loose. The latter is more singer-songwriter style material and American Hearts features a full band sound. At times during his solo, acoustic songs, he sounded like Bob Dylan, his gentle guitar blending well with his vocals and harmonica.AA Bondy and band performed at Union Hall on February 6th, with Lia Ices (who plays the Knitting Factory with jj on March 30th). What the above review doesn't mention is that members of the Felice Brothers and Elvis Perkins' band joined AA Bondy and band on stage for a bit. The audience was even a further whose who of alt-country. Jay Farrar, members of Delta Spirit, Deer Tick, and Those Darlins were all also in the house.
The show ended with the entire band engaged in a fierce jam of improvised rhythms and heated exchanges. This was perhaps the highest point of the show and actually got the subdued crowd swaying side to side. The band finished and triumphantly high-fived each other in the tiny off-stage area while people lingered around, staring sheepishly at their fellow concert-goers. There were no cheers for an encore but their hungry eyes said the people wanted more. [JamBase]
AA Bondy's only two scheduled shows are Double Decker Fest in Oxford, MS, on April 24th, and Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in May.
More (belated) pictures and videos from the Brooklyn gig below...
AA Bondy - "The Mightiest of Guns" 2/6/2010 - Union Hall
AA Bondy - "Oh The Vampyre" 2/06/2010 - Union Hall
AA Bondy - 2010 Tour Dates
April 24- Oxford, Ms.- Double Decker Arts Festival
May 14-16- Gulf Shores, Al.- The Hangout music and arts festival