Roger Bryan and the Orphans CD Release show
by Cory Perla (@ExitMusicCory) - posted 1:43 pm, June 17, 2011
Roger Bryan and The Orphans CD Release Show
Cigarettes, record collections, car accidents, and Rock n’ Roll. These are the things that interest power-pop group Roger Bryan and the Orphans. It is easy to picture guitarist/vocalist Bryan sitting in the drivers seat of something like a Chevy Chevelle, smoking a cigarette and flicking it at a cop car as he blasts past doing 80. “I can’t recall the places, but I’ll always know the faces in my life,” Bryan sings on “Can’t Recall,” from their yet to be released full length record, 37. The Orphans’, featuring guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Ryan Besch, guitarist Erik Roesser, and drummer Mike Sobieraj, are straightforward Americana rock n’ roll with the rare ability to blow the speakers out of any cabinet, while at the same time evoking nostalgic emotion with their honest words. “In the Red,” the first single off of the five-piece’s new record, takes rocking, Rolling Stones inspired electric guitar riffs and pairs them with a power-pop sensible chorus, which Bryan belts out in his uniquely coarse voice. Roger Bryan and the Orphans will celebrate the release of 37 on Saturday (June 18) with support from Ghost Shirt and On Beta. —cory perla
8:30pm. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (465-2368 / themohawkplace.com). $5.