March 27th (Wednesday) = NYC8pm, SPECTRUM NYC
Spectrum is on the second floor of 121 Ludlow, New York NY 10002
One half block north of Delancey; just over a block from the Essex/Delancey stop of the F, M, J and Z trains.
Jerseyband, a collective of two tenor saxes, baritone sax, trumpet, bass, guitar, and drums, play what they call "Lungcore" - a genre that infuses a horn-driven band with heavy metal sensibilities.
Formed in the summer of 1999, Jerseyband is not your typical horn-band. The horns of Jerseyband often function as another part of the rhythm section; joining forces to pound out riffs like a huge pneumatic guitar. At a Jerseyband show, you're likely to hear saxophones playing lots and lots of low notes, often at great speeds, and with a bit of slap-tongue peppered on top. You'll also hear a trumpet player doubling as a death-metal vocalist and a rhythm section serving up grooves that aim to annihilate.
Jerseyband is dedicated to a very high level of performance, but they don't take themselves too seriously. Their live shows pack a powerful lungcore punch, but there is always an air of humor pervading the set. Shows often include costumes, impromptu stage choreography and the occasional hair-cut!
Jerseyband's 7th independent release, titled "Forever Hammer" features detuned guitars, brutal drumming and their regular mix of guttural, bowel-loosening horn lines.