It was nearly 10 years ago that the four members of The Brew, then high school students, first created music together. It wasn't long before collaborations became songs, jams became rehearsals, and dreams were realized as the group began producing their own shows in local venues; First for friends, and then for the people that the word had spread to.
It seems that all the years of rehearsal, and the one thousand-plus shows performed, have brought The Brew to a tipping point where the single album format could not encompass the bands diverse material. In 2011, The Brew's core influences, family of fans and musical colleagues is intact and growing. The three-album project known as Triptych is a distillation of the experience of four kids over a decade in the business of rock and roll.
The first of the three albums, "A Garden in the Snow," represents the band in its purest form. The self-produced, impressionistic, indie-rock album explores the possibilities of song craft without restrictions.
"Light From Below," the heaviest component of the project, expresses The Brew's unconditional commitment to live music and improvisational rock. The starkly up-tempo rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" illustrates the band's ability to respect a legendary song while making it their own.
Last, though certainly not least, The Brew's "Hard Enough to Break" displays the band's obsession with the golden age of radio. Concise and sprawling arrangements pay tribute to the pop form, but still with The Brew's attention to honest music.
Together, these 3 albums create the Triptych experience. Enter this gallery of a decade of influence and inspiration created by The Brew. Available now on The Brew's official website www.thebrew.biz
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!