T-Rextasy / Black Sandwich

@ The Empty Bottle

Saturday, January 5 ~~ 8:30PM

830PM // $8 (advance), $10 // 21+

T-REXTASY doesn’t have time for pleasant pet names or deadbeat dudes. They’re a band that seamlessly weaves whimsical melodies with uncompromising lyrics, critically examining the politics of performing femininity. This self-proclaimed “New Wave” band, has found their own unique sound in the New York DIY scene, adamantly refusing to be shoved into labels like “girl band” and “Riot Grrrl.” “I think that it is a term that potentially minimizes the musical complexities of bands that don’t have cis men in them,” drummer Ébun Zoule Nazon-Power said in an interview with Tom Tom Mag. Since the release of their 2016 debut album, Jurassic Punk, the band has been juggling touring and school and finally gifted us with their 2018 single “Girl,Friend” which undertakes the grey area between friendship and romance. Come revel in the punk tenacity of these New York subverters tonight at the Empty Bottle.

BLACK SANDWICH is a baby band from the basement! BLACK SANDWICH was, is, and ever shall be Meo & John. She is a bottomless well of vocal mystery, lyrical cuts to the gut, and sublime melody addiction. John’s guitar does its own musical alchemy, executing an exquisite new template for each song, always complementing and never replicating. Together they coil and swirl, a musical DNA that we can only see as a squirming, bawling infant right now. It’s gonna grow up into some kinda amazing band. Their start was rough, going through a handful of members in their first couple of years, but now they push forward as a full team with the addition of Luke (Bass) and Charlie (Drums). BLACK SANDWICH’s first official album is Suddenly Wednesday (FPE Records, cassette). The album careens from lite reggae to grungy punk to sunshine pop to Canterbury prog, all filtered through the trebly sheen of Meo and John’s exacting self-production. NEW ALBUM “ARROGANT ALIEN” OUT NOW ON BANDCAMP.