Something New #21 – Bel Argosy

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March 20, 2011 by Darlene McC

Monday night was a surprise when Will, an actor I met when I was down in Baltimore, called and asked if I wanted to go out to Otto’s Shrunken Head and hear a new band.

Hell yeah I do!

So we trecked out far and wide on the lower east side to a hole-in-the-wall Tiki Bar for cheap beer and new indi rock.  Turns out that Bel Argosy isn’t as new as I thought; but it also turns out that they’re pretty cool guys.  For a monday night in the back room of a bar that’s about the size of my living room, I was really impressed.

In my experience, mostly from my early days as a roadie for my dad’s audio production company (true story), most guys under 40 in a small room will have all their instruments turned up too loud because they think it sounds like rock n roll; but for the audience it actually sounds like pain.  What struck me first about Bel Argosy is the maturity of their sound and control; first in that I’d expected my ears to bleed, but later in how much fun they were having while still wielding their instruments.  All and all I enjoyed it and I would see them again.  Check out there website and you can download a track or two for free.

Bonus Something New:

We were in a Tiki bar, so it seemed wrong not to drink a mai tai out of one of there little tiki head glasses (which you have to give a $5 deposit for because apparently the whole world steals them!)

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One thought on “Something New #21 – Bel Argosy

  1. Jack says:

    What, no picture of the tiki head glass you swiped?

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