If you ask The Rooks about the origin of their sound, chances are they’ll concoct a
tale of Frank Ocean, J Dilla, and the Talking Heads getting drunk at a dive bar in the
year 2023, while Justin Vernon waits in the car to drive everyone home. Push them
to be a little more specific (and a little less confusing), and they’ll tell you that The
Rooks are equal parts kick-back, head-knock, and get-down; the music you rock to at
the party, and the perfect soundtrack for the ride home.
A transplant from the Wesleyan University music scene, The Rooks have spent the
last four years making noise across New York City and the greater Northeast,
gaining substantial recognition for their debut EP, Something You Can Take (May
2013), follow-up single "Twister" (Jan 2014) and most recent releases "Secrets" and
"Intermission (Wires)" (both premiered on Okayplayer).
Hard-hitting performances at Irving Plaza, Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn Bowl, as
well as highly successful residencies at Arlene's Grocery and Pianos NYC (second
highest grossing residency in venue history) have earned them further acclaim,
including Deli Magazine's Artist of the Month award (Feb 2014) and recent win of the
14th Annual Independent Music Awards in the R&B/Soul category, finally providing
their parents with a tangible means of bragging about their children.
The Rooks happily released their second EP, Wires, on Afropunk in June 2015, and
are currently booking shows in 2016. They would love for you to join the party,
because they’re having an incredible time!
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Scott Danger Bravo is an instrumental, acoustic guitarist from NY. Scott’s music sounds like a combination of Zakk Wylde, Al DiMeola, and Leo Kottke, the latter being his biggest influence. All of the songs are acoustic but some feature lengthy solo sections where he employs effects like distortion, flange and chorus to take the songs places rarely heard in this genre. While Scott gets included in the “fingerstyle” category he technically, isn’t. Instead of using all of his fingers, the reason for the genres name, he uses a pick and one finger. The style has been affectionately referred to as “SlothStyle” due to the 3 fingers it takes to play it. Scott is an energetic, witty, and engaging performer often prefacing his songs with humorous tales of how he came to write or name the song. He never forsakes melody for flash, although there is PLENTY of it and always leaves the crowd ready for another show. Come and see him on June 26th!! Your ears will thank you.
Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious "New Faces" roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Viceland's "Flophouse", and Travel Channel's "Cheat Day Chow Down". When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim's "Squidbillies", co-hosting his new paranormal podcast "The Boogie Monster" with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show "The Gravy Boat".