The Silent Comedy @ Webster Hall 06/12/2013

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The Silent Comedy
Webster Hall, NYC
Wednesday 06/12/2013

Set List:
01. Impossible Name
02. Poison
03. God Neon
04. The Prince
05. Gasoline
06. Light of Day
07. Blood on the Rails
08. Exploitation
09. The Well
If you think there’s a correlation between the San Diego-based band, the Silent Comedy, and the phrase “live show” well gosh darn it, your deductive reasoning skills should brand you the new Sherlock Holmes! Joking aside, there is a reason why live shows and the Silent Comedy seem synonymous and it’s purely simple: the Silent Comedy know how to put on one hell of a show. Last night at Webster Hall, this Americana/rock/folk blending band really did make some foot stompers out of the crowd. They opened strong with “Impossible Name” from their Sunset Stables album to great praise. Showcasing the band’s musicianship, the band was raw with energy, stomping all around the stage as the track’s eerie cynical aura exuded into the audience.

The Silent Comedy are like fog; they’re all-encompassing and their intensity coats everyone within a five mile radius with a blanket of inescapable liveliness—not that anyone would want to leave that warmth anyways. The Silent Comedy validated for New Yorkers (and some New Jersey-ians who made the trek out) why people are aways raving about this band’s live shows. They’re able to make fans out of anyone and it seems like an easy feat for them when a show by the Silent Comedy is a visceral, engaging experience replete with foot stomping, soul gripping rock n’ roll, and mandolins. C’mon everyone loves a good mandolin.

From the gritty “God Neon” to folk gem “The Prince” to the menacing swagger of “Exploitation”, there’s never a dull moment when you’re watching the Silent Comedy. Effortlessly trading vocals, brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman, brought an intense vigor with their boisterous singing while the rest of the band rocked just as hard all through the set with never faltering rock star stamina.

The Silent Heavy’s new EP, Friends Divide, (which includes “God Neon”) comes out next week!

The Silent Comedy is Chad Lee, Jeremiah Zimmerman, Joshua Zimmerman, Justin Buchanan.

Tour Dates:
06/14/2013 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Theater of the Living Arts ^
06/16/2013 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door ^
06/17/2013 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
06/18/2013 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
06/19/2013 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
06/20/2013 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
06/22/2013 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
06/23/2013 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
06/25/2013 – St. Paul, MN @ The Turf Club
06/28/2013 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/29/2013 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
06/30/2013 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Railyard Pizza
08/05/2013 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern ^
08/06/2013 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room ^
08/08/2013 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater ^
08/11/2013 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater ^
08/13/2013 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
^ w/ The Heavy


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