Surrender The Spirit and Surf Rock Is Dead at Piano’s 1/29/15

Surrender The Spirit and Surf Rock Is Dead


January 29, 2015

Over the last few years, I haven’t frequented Piano’s as much as I once did. As it has turned out, a lot of the shows I’ve been covering over the last two or three years have been in Brooklyn or at much larger venues. In some way, that’s a blessing because when I have stopped at Piano’s, I’ve felt kind of old – not only do I remember when the stopping at Piano’s or anywhere else in the Lower East Side was like the coolest thing ever, and that you would encounter some of the coolest people ever; not so much now as the Bridge and Tunnel, and other douchebags have taken over the place. 

In any case, I was at Piano’s to catch two up-and-coming psych pop/dream-pop acts Surrender The Spirit, who were playing their first live set ever, and Surf Rock Is Dead, whose sound bore an uncanny resemblance to The Smiths

Check out some photos from those two sets below. 

Surrender The Spirit – as you can tell, the played behind mood-setting, psychedelic projections. 

Surf Rock Is Dead

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: