Live Concert Photography: High Waisted with Junk Boys and Granny at Baby’s All Right 2/4/16

Live Concert Photography: High Waisted with Junk Boys and Granny

Baby’s All Right

February 4, 2016

Fronted by Jessica Louise Dye, NYC-based indie rock quartet High Waisted formed a couple of years ago and in a relatively short period of time, have developed a reputation locally for a sound that possesses elements of old school surf rock,  lo-fi garage rock and psych rock — and for their DIY concerts/booze cruises, tiki styled pig roasts and acid trip pizza parties. With the release of their Acid Tapes Vol. 2 mixtape, the quartet captured the attention of NME, who named them one of a “buzz band to watch.” High Waisted’s highly-anticipated full-length debut effort On Ludlow is slated for a March 4 release, and the album, which was produced by renowned producer Bryan Pugh will likely cement the quartet’s burgeoning reputation for scuzzy, party until you drop rock that also manages to reveal subtle shades of vulnerability beneath all the strutting, stomping and badassery.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about On Ludlow‘s latest single and video “Party In The Back.” Clock in at a little over 2 minutes, the song features Dye’s sweetly sung vocals paired with scuzzy, lo-fi surf rock chords, a propulsive rhythm section and a great guitar solo at the song’s bridge. And if wasn’t for the song’s modern lyrical and thematic concerns — essentially getting out on the town and tearing it the fuck up — the song may have been mistaken for being released in 1962. Now, just a few days ago I caught the NYC based quartet at Baby’s All Right. NYC-based quintet Junk Boys and NYC-based duo Granny — both acts have received praise from several local blogs including The Deli Magazine and others.

Check out some photos from a fun night of scuzzy, lo-fi rock in Williamsburg.

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(Photo Caption: Junk Boys performing at Baby’s All Right last week.)

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(Photo Caption: Granny performing at Baby’s All Right last week.)

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(Photo Caption: High Waisted performing at Baby’s All Right last week.)

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