Creating An Atmosphere of Luck
Any band can make noise, and some can even make music. But a rare few can pool their creative resources to make art ... art that can touch the heart as easily as dent an eardrum ... art that lingers long after the tour bus has headed off to the next gig ... art that makes an impact. Crunching power chords, sharp song writing, and an endless supply of catchy riffs are at the core of New York's Acquiesce. The band's attack comes via it's five-headed sonic monster: Brett Kohart (vocals) and Dan 'Lil Angus' Sweeney (lead guitar) man the helm, while ably supported by Justin Lizama (rhythm guitar), James Kluz (drums) and Nate Meng (bass guitar).The diverse musical background each member possesses has resulted is an amalgamated sound for Acquiesce. Incorporating the best aspects of classic '60s and '70s hard rock, with the lyrical grandeur of '80s college radio fare, the band has staked it's claim in the crowded New York City scene. Boasting a resume highlighted by a fanatical fan base, the Big Apple quintet has garnered critical acclaim from mainstream publications PopMatters.com, the Village Voice, Time Out New York and Newsday, while staying at the forefront of Gotham's musical renaissance. What began as an informal jam session in 2001, Acquiesce has evolved into a swell of high-energy performances and word of mouth support. A track record of sold out venues up and down the East Coast (including the Bowery Ballroom, CBGB, the Mercury Lounge and Don Hills) is impressive in it's own right, but the band's ongoing success relies primarily on it's passion, and dedication to pushing creative boundaries. Whether simply experimenting with diverse lyrical themes, or expanding to a five-piece format, Acquiesce personifies the bodies in motion aesthetic. Never content to be one-dimensional, the band continues to offer fans (and itself) a broad palette of music and a memorable aural experience, with no gimmicks or affected airs. Art as it should be: straightforward, authentic and energized. Acquiesce delivers all that ... and more.