Thursday, May 10, 2007

Live Review- The Bravery at Hard Rock

They looked like five guys that just stepped out of a GQ magazine, rather than an issue of Rolling Stone, but the SoHo/Bowery natives known to the world at The Bravery, took the stage last night at New York's Hard Rock Cafe and turned it into Studio 54. Opening with "Fearless," The Bravery had to be just that- considering they were the headlining act for Rolling Stone Magazines 40th Birthday bash sponsored by Heineken, Hanes, Helio, Stoli and these Russian chicks giving out free massages. Yet, with the heavy corporate audience and an invite only party, The Bravery didn't seem to give a shit who was listening or knew any of the lyrics as long as everyone was dancing...and dancing they were. The Bravery stomped through tracks off their acclaimed self-titled debut, and then began to break out new tracks from their forthcoming record The Sun and The Moon, and I might add the new songs sound really good. This being the 4th of secret shows in NYC this week for the band and they didn't show no signs of stopping. The highlight of the evening came when their break out single "An Honest Mistake" was played, the corporate audience seemed to lose any professional inhibitions they may have had and went loose. All in all a great show and a great night, The Bravery are doing a small headlining tour till July then they link up with Incubus and hit the road with my favorite SoCal rockers. Whoever they are playing with, go and don't forget your dancing shoes.