Indie Rock: Teenage Prayers
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 9:00 pm
$14 advance, $18 day of show
These gritty and soulful indie rockers from Brooklyn have captured something both unique and familiar in a sound that incorporates horns, swooping retro organ lines, and inviting sing-along harmonies.(Listen now!) Frontman Tim Adams packs a mind blowing dose of raw emotion and sexual longing into vocals which, according to Trouser Press, are “a fascinating cross between a traditional R&B belter and Stephen Malkmus on late era Pavement albums.” Yowza!
Teenage Prayers to Rock Alt Cabaret Series with Immense Sound and Soul
(North Adams, Massachusetts) Berkshire residents and visitors in need of a healthy dose of live, blazing music can find it at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 20, 2007, when the Teenage Prayers perform in Club B-10 at 8 PM as part of the Alt Cabaret series. Self-described as a band with a sound that lies between The Band, The Kinks, Otis Redding and the cast soundtrack of Cabaret, the Teenage Prayers have been hailed by Good Times Magazine as “an evangelization baptized in the fires of rock and soul… The stuff rock and roll legends are made of.”
The Teenage Prayers aren’t just a band, they’re family. The quartet, comprising brothers Tim (vocals) and Terrance Adams (lead guitar) and cousins their Kyle Chrise (bass) and Kyle Willis (drums), formed in New York City in 2001 rapidly evolving into the rock and soul explosion that has caught the attention of critics, fans and the music industry. Trouser Press Magazine refers to the Prayers as “one of the most soulful indie rock outfits to come out of New York in years...”
In 2005 the Teenage Prayers self-released their first album Ten Songs featuring Goodbye Baby produced by Solomon Burke. Burke, who met Tim Adams at an interview before a show, enjoyed the Prayers’ demo so much he flew the band to Los Angeles to produce their cover of his soul classic. Their second album Everyone Thinks You’re The Best is in the final stages of production with producer and founder of the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn, who calls the Prayers his “…favorite band in NYC.” With strong radio airplay and an ever-growing fan base, The Teenage Prayers stand poised on the brink of a new kind of indie-soul-rock success.
Held in MASS MoCA’s cozy Club B-10 outfitted with couches, café tables, full bar, and dinner and snacks available from Lickety Split, the Alt Cabaret series presents some of the best new and emerging music, theater, spoken word, and dance artists working today. While some of the artists have recording contracts and play frequently around New York, most are new to local audiences. The series gives MASS MoCA patrons the chance to catch rising stars on their way up.
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