Monday, July 18, 2011
FREE SHOW: Erusiko, TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb play New Haven's Elm Bar
Safety Meeting Presents: Erusiko, & TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
372 Elm St
New Haven, CT
July 20, FREE, 9 p.m.
Eurisko is a 5-piece rock band from the greater New Haven/Waterbury area that formed in early 2010, putting together members of CT bands Barstow, Just For Today, The Switch, First Aid Kit and Lazywayout. Since their inception they have developed a sound soaked in whiskey, multi-layered guitar riffs, and grim lyrics. Influenced primarily by folk and indie rock, Eurisko's music spans from quickly paced melodic ballads to deep, creeping songs carrying shipments of woe. Combining three guitars, bass, and drums, Eurisko sets the scene for the dynamic narratives that characterize their unique style of songwriting. Eurisko has drawn comparisons to Tom Waits, The Decemberists, Murder By Death, and Bright Eyes.
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb:
TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb are a Philadelphia-based band of scientists who found God in the passing lane on Route 81 going South while reading mad libs and trying to cut up the Adderall. The band is known for their effusive and uninhibited live performances characterized by throngs of dancing mayhem and gorgeous sweaty women. This is not a lie. Their sound is defined by rootsy Americana/garage punk derivations of classic rock and roll, blues and country sounds driven by caterwauling drums and frontman Dan Bruskewicz's elegiac poetry and coal miner's baritone. They have been called, among other things "a post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band" and "entertainingly unhinged." They are now and always will be, a completely unadulterated and exasperatingly freewheeling good time