U.S. Girls, Yuck & EZTV played 2015 River Rocks finale (pics)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
U.S. Girls / Yuck / EZTV
River Rocks wrapped up its 2015 season on a very lovely Thursday evening with U.S. Girls, UK indie rockers Yuck, and local boys EZTV as the sunset painted the manhattan skyline in hues of pink and lavender. Pictures from the evening are in this post.
Even though they were the middle band, Yuck were clearly the draw of this show, and played a nice, rocking set of favorites from their two albums and a few from the band's third which is, as singer Max Bloom awkwardly/hilariously put it "coming in your face in 2016." It was a fun set. Unfortunately a good chunk of the crowd left after their set, making things a bit sparse for U.S. Girls performance. (As good as U.S. Girls new 4AD-released album, Half Free, is [and it is]... it's not out yet. Not sure why they were on last.) Meg Remy, who basically is U.S. Girls, didn't seem to pay it any mind, though, and with the help of two back up singers belted out songs like the great "Damn That Valley." She's got pipes and charisma.
EZTV, who were only added to the bill the night before, opened the evening with a selection from their Captured Tracks debut. Their brand of janglepop is a lot like the kind that popped up in the late '70s and early '80s in the wake of Big Star, and they do it well. Speaking of the '80s: the band now includes second guitarist Will Cole whose father is Lloyd Cole.
More pics from the final 2015 River Rocks, below...