It’s Mickey here. So, I moved to New York a month ago, and I’m getting my feet wet in the scene, and I must say, this was a great show to help kick things off.
I’d been stalking Elevator Fight (a Philly-based band fronted by the one and only Zoe Kravitz) on the low since I heard buzz about them at South by Southwest, which I was lucky enough to attend this year. They’ve also been the topic of hot discussion in mags like Paper and New York. And of course, they visited The New Pop Loft not too long ago for an interview.
This rising band was everything I hoped for.
The crowd (filled with plenty of fly young’uns) danced to alternative pop-rock jams that buzzed and screeched on bass and electric guitars. Zoe’s voice has quite the bite to it, I must add. I loved the way she didn’t seem to care if her whiskey was spilled, or if some in the crowd didn’t dance at first.
She broke the ice by saying, “This is our soundcheck,” before breaking into breezy, yet hard rockers about the Illuminati such as “Get Up” and “Ragin’.”
After the show, we all hit the rooftop, which seemed surprising exclusive with it’s low white couches and large island plants. And you best believe, the bottles were poppin’. (I indulged in a tasty Long Island, the drink of choice for many last night.)
I hung out with the drummer and the electric and bass guitarists: Joe Baldacci, Dominic Angelella, Nick Bockrath, respectively, after the show. (Shout out: Dominic’s mom Marianne even hung out for a bit! She let me stand in front of her briefly to get some pics of the band.)
Check out pics below of the party. I had a blast, and would LOVE to see Elevator Fight perform again.