Two Shows in Yonkers, One Done, One Soon to Happen!
I have been neglecting this page for awhile. . . Damn! Just too much going on!
This past weekend – Sunday night to be exact – we had a very cool show and this Friday coming up – June 12th, we have another a great show happening!
Sunday night we had the Dark Prophet, and Rob Salter, Mike Lunapiena and Marc Black. The Dark Prophet and Rob Salter are two very different acts but both are pretty cool. Rob just has this great blues feel and the Dark Prophet is basically metal stripped down to bare bones acoustic. Both are friends and welcome at Acoustic Sundays anytime.
Marc was playing his first gig at Mr D;s and was pretty cool. He had some acoustic chops and and his tunes worked too. The highlight of the night though was Mike Lunapiena. Mike is a classicaly trained cello player who just happens to run his cello through a series of effects boxes. Mike was the one who really caught my attention.
He played some JS Bach – appropriate stuff for a cello, and mixed that up with two or three improvised numbers. On one or two occasions he clicked on the effect box and gave us a hint of what could be done running his cello through those effects.
So Sunday was pretty cool, and this Friday we are back at it! Again in Yonkers and this time with Queen V who will rock-who always rocks! Plus three other acts-Drew Torres, Words On Parchment, and Jason Fresta – all will kick ass. As Drew would say it will be a sick. Yes, all acoustic, but they all will put on quite the show! And those of you interested in cello music, Mike Lunapiena is back, playing with Jason Fresta on Friday night! Trust me, he is worth checking out.
Some of you might have heard of or seen Queen V, she has done several big shows and tours and has opened for several big acts including Billy Idol, Twisted Sister, and even Bon Jovi at the Meadowlands. Currently she is doing a monthly show down at Don Hills in NYC-both with band and unplugged. I know that is all well and good, but the really cool thing, the important thing, is that she puts on an amazing show. and that is true whether she is with a full band or just solo and unplugged! She just has this an amazingly rich vibrant voice and some equally cool tunes.
The rest of the bill is not too shabby either! Drew Torres is just a great guitarist with some speed and some style, and again with some good tunes. He will get your attention when he is playing. Words on Parchment are a duet doing what I would call acoustic alternative. Again, Anthony, who does most of the singing has a great voice and they just know how to entertain and have a good time. Lastly, Jason Fresta, I cannot comment on his show. . .I will be seeing him perform for the firt time too on Friday, but his tunes just got this cool mellow vibe. And with Mike supporting him on cello, I am sure it will work.
I do hope all wander down and join us – join in the chaos.
No where else are you going to get a better show this Friday night. It is $5.00 to enter. It will be a cool show in a cool venue. (When I first talked to Queen V three years ago about her doing such a show-this was the venue I had in mind). It will finally happen. Doors open at 8:00 PM.
The venue is Mr D’s Pub & Lounge located at 748 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704
$5.00 Cover and 21 to Enter. Doors open at 8:00 PM.