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Tattoo Money Rocks Out At Intimate NYC Venue

Bradleigh-Ann Walker | PopWrapped Author

Bradleigh-Ann Walker

03/15/2015 7:37 pm
PopWrapped | Music
A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to Tattoo Money, an indie-rocking Brooklynite who recently released his single "Melt With You." He, along with several other up-and-comers, performed at SPiN in New York City on January 16, an intimate venue known for their hardcore ping-pong battles (seriously, check their website), and I had the pleasure of attending. One thing that struck me right away about TM: nerves were nonexistent. He was pumped to be onstage from the moment he got to the venue, and it didn't die down at all when he finally went in front of the crowd. Jamming on his electric guitar and throwing in some hilarious quips in between songs, he kept everyone's attention throughout his entire set.
Tattoo Money, Melt With You Courtesy of Tattoo Money
His setup was simple: a slideshow, featuring images and movie clips that moved in sync and relevance with each track he played, and a light show behind him.
Tattoo Money Courtesy of Tattoo Money
His album, The Brain. The Mind. The Heart, features tracks that center on the ups and downs of dating in NYC, making his set immediately relatable. And the best thing about it all? He kept the crowd moving along with him. I imagine nothing is more nerve-wracking than the pressure of impressing a new crowd of music-lovers, but he nailed it! For more on Tattoo Money, check out his official website and SoundCloud! If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, TM will be at the Treehouse Lounge on February 11. Check him out and let us know what you think! ------------------------------------------- And now, for the honorable mentions: A couple of other artists at SPiN that night were too intriguing for me not to give them a shoutout. First up, Brent Butler, a rapper/guitarist based in Brooklyn who had the club jamming almost from the minute he got onstage. According to him, he's "John Lennon with a big chain on," and he brought some infectious beats that were hard to top. My personal favorites were "Transfiguration" and "Dripping"--party tracks that were perfect for a Friday night. Despite a couple of mishaps during his set, he kept going and he remained upbeat, which I loved.
Tattoo Money/Brent Butler Courtesy of
Brent's music is available on SoundCloud and you can like his Facebook page for info about upcoming gigs. My second honorable mention goes out to The Lounge Act, whose set I wasn't able to watch in its entirety, regrettably. To their credit, though, their first two songs immediately caught my interest. I'm typically a sucker for great instrumentals, and they most definitely delivered on that count.
Tattoo Money/The Lounge Act Courtesy of
Courtesy of The alternative/indie rock group consists of Simon Guzman (vocals), Jordan Wuest (guitar), Roger Walsh (bass), and Nick Cicantelli (drums). They formed back in 2011 and have been traversing the NYC music scene ever since. My personal favorite from the band is "What You've Become." It's got a nearly-irresistible, hypnotic feel, which is only amplified once the vocals begin to overlap towards its conclusion. I love it. Their music is available on their Facebook page. Stay tuned to PopWrapped for more on these talented artists!

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