Hessian, The Golden Grass, BlackoutThe Paper Box (17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206) Map it
Hessian, The Golden Grass, Blackout
Saturday Mar 29, 2014
21 and over
The Golden Grass
The Golden Grass is a free-wheelin, good-time rock and roll band. They play a soulful mix of heavy-country-funk-boogie and progressive-psychedelic-freakbeat. Their music is bursting with a feel-good energy, inspiring with an earnest vibe, and classic in a modern time.
With food, beer and America at the forefront, it only makes sense that guitar player/vocalist Christian Gordy and drummer Taryn Waldman would meet at Gordy's 2011 July 4th cookout in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn NY. Waldman, a former Hooter's waitress turned big time commercial film editor; and Gordy, a one-legged bartender/artist/BBQ enthusiast, were an oddball couple for NY's heavily-styled metal scene. But soon, the duo began rapidly banging out monolithic snail-paced riffs that could party as much as they could crush. BLACKOUT—referring to blackout drunk, a force that kills the light, or a mobster hit on an entire family—was the only appropriate title for the band.