Live at The Rondo Wednesday March 29th
NYC's gobbinjr & The Kickstand Band
On tour from NYC, solo artist gobbinjr plays The Rondo alongside energetic Detroit garage-pop duo The Kickstand Band. Show begins at 9 PM, $5 door, 19+ event. More US and Canada tour dates listed for gobbinjr below.
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gobbinjr: Emma Witmer is the sole writer, producer and engineer behind gobbinjr (lower-case, please). Moving from Madison, Wisconsin to attend NYU before dropping out after three semesters to pursue music and dog befriending, gobbinjr released her debut album manalang (again, lower-case, pretty please) on Infinite Best and later rereleased on Yellow K Records. Emma has found herself a staple of the New York music scene, being a regular at Shea Stadium and performing multiple times a month with live bandmate Hayley Livingston.
Her music is poppy in the face of mid-western melancholy and aging out of adolescence. Emma wants you to get to the gig.
The Kickstand Band: A sunny power-pop-punk duo, The Kickstand Band has been performing and recording in their hometown of Detroit since 2011. Their debut album, Puppy Love, was an introduction to their blend of garage-tinged grit with melodic guitars and sticky pop hooks. The band then released three Summer EPs, featuring an expanded sonic range to compliment their brand of boy/girl harmonies and focused songwriting. As 2014 kicked off, the group got to work building a DIY studio-space and began recording their second full-length album. They have continued to deliver exciting live performances, featuring a dynamic homemade light show and drums sampled from their favorite old records at clubs and festivals including Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Fest and Toronto’s North By North East and a recent UK tour.
“Smith and Young harmonize in a trashy almost haphazard rock ‘n’ roll way that is both raw and sweet… and there’s a surfy element that is instantly infectious. Think the ’50s punkabilly of The Cramps and the breezy pop brilliance of The Beach Boys, all mixed up in a Boone’s Farm warehouse.” – Detroit Metrotimes