New York City-based rock band Upright Man performed a 30-minute set of great rock-n-roll at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York City, New York on Thursday, July 20, 2017, opened for The Fabulous Thunderbirds, an American Blues and Rock-N-Roll band based out of Austin, Texas.
Upright Man’s Track List – July 20, 2017
Ecstasy | Checked | Elysia | Say What You Mean | Agoragnostic | Alaska | Happiness | Animals | Upright Man
All photos courtesy of Ignacio Orellana in New York City, NY.
About Upright Man:
New York City-based rock band Upright Man is Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals). The group met while studying classical music composition at New York University where they played together on various projects ranging from classical ensembles to rock bands. Their strong writing chemistry spurred the formation of Upright Man. Combining elements of alternative, psychedelic, roots rock and classic rock with complex harmonies and time signatures, the band seamlessly intertwines influences like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Crowded House, Little Feat, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and XTC into a unique sound all their own.
Upright Man’s dynamic self-titled debut is due out on August 18th. The album’s ten shimmering tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin) and engineered by Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh) at Avatar Studios and Sear Sound in NYC and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.
Upright Man has crafted an exciting, ambitious, formidable album that immediately captivates and holds tight. The magnetic songs boast the hulking riffs and spacey twists of the eponymous “Upright Man” while the bombastic tribal beats of “Animals” and “Checked Out” throw you into a hypnotic frenzy. “Three Easy Pieces” mesmerizes with propulsive piano-driven swagger, “Agorognostic” paints a lush soundscape via sharp lyrics and vibrant instrumentation and “Designer Mind” and “Say What You Mean” offer sultry distortion-drenched stomps.
Upright Man on Tour:
7/23 Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music (w/ Bad Rabbits)
8/17 Ocean City, MD @ Fager’s Island
8/23 New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
8/24 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater (w/ The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
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