Planning a concert is a delicate art that requires deep understanding of the audience, a fact demonstrated by Tiny Tim's disastrous tour with Black Sabbath. Catch a coherent evening of entertainment with this GrouponLive deal to see the Gotham Rocks Tour, featuring Eye Empire, Mother, and Ghosts of Eden, at Sullivan Hall. For $8, you get one general-admission ticket for the show on Thursday, June 7, at 7:15 p.m. (up to a $15 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The bloggers and promoters of Gotham Rocks care as much about building community as they do about throwing hard-rocking shows. Scouting talent from the five boroughs and beyond, the agency has assembled a sextet of like-minded acts designed to bring a burgeoning scene together for the Gotham Rocks tour. Nü-metal supergroup Eye Empire, featuring Corey Lowery of Dark New Day (brother of Sevendust's Clint Lowery) and B.C. Kochmit of Switched, unload an elephantine cargo of crunch and charisma. On stage, heads bang and sweat flies as Donald Carpenter's soulful vocals overlay charging guitar bursts and an occasional winningly goofy stage move. The band recently launched debut album Moment of Impact, winning attention and positive press through a self-distribution strategy.
Mother's blazing guitar solos and lung-clearing vocals explode over drummer Anthony Sciasci's rolling grooves as the band alternates between hard-rocking blitzes and slow-burning ballads. Ghosts of Eden keeps the '90s alive with grungy nods to the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam, and Medusa Scare turns amplifiers to mush with their signature blend of blues, metal, and punk. Rounding out the lineup, party animals Scarlet Carson shine with their punchy, metallic rock, and Atom Strange mixes high-concept sci-fi themes, endless grooves, and a stadium-level stage show that grants superpowers when observed from a nuclear test site.