A Little Loud and Beardy

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Brooklyn's Parts & Labor, just recently set out on a long arduous journey across the states in support of electronic duo, Adult. This journey made an early stop to their hometown borough, with a Friday night headline gig at Luna Lounge. When the trio took the stage, they told the crowd that they had missed sound check due to problems at the US/Canada border, which led to the first joke of many from Dan Friel (vocals/guitar/electronics) about BJ Warshaw's (vocals/bass/electronics) beard. Despite all of that, the band sounded as good as ever, storming though an overpowering set, which mixed in plenty of new material from their upcoming May 22nd release, Mapmaker. Chris Weingarten assaulted his drum set with savage ferocity, while Friel and Warshaw created a cacophonous wall of melodic noise wizardry, while sharing vocal duties.

Parts & Labor, "a little loud and beardy."

Before Parts & Labor ever graced the stage, openers Alex Delivery and Gowns brought a smattering of experimentation stage, and Big Bear lead singer, Jordyn Bonds may be a small woman, but her screaming war cry accompanied by the band's heavy rock sound brought the crowd to their knees.

Big Bear emerges from their winter hibernation.

Megaphones and violins make sweet music together for Gowns

Brooklyn's own experimental mood rockers, Alex Delivery.

All photos by Jonny-Leather

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