Nat Osborn Band, Rocket & The Ghost

Late Show

Nat Osborn Band

Rocket & The Ghost

Sat, April 2, 2016

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Nat Osborn Band
Nat Osborn Band
Nat Osborn, “the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.” (Popdose)

The seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn’s truly infectious and clever songs. The band has rcently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.

The band released their debut album, The King and The Clown, in April 2013 to a sold out crowd at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Following the release, the band toured tirelessly playing 200+ live shows between the United States and Europe. They have appeared at, and often headlined, festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and been on television in seven countries, all while operating as a hard working independent act.

“The Nat Osborn Band has a rare knack for existing simultaneously in several different places at once” – The Deli NYC

“Eclectic, smart, high energy, Osborn gets his fingers into a whole bunch of different pies here and comes up with something good every time” – New York Music Daily

“Wow! What a sound” Artie Lange, live on the Artie Lange show

“The inability to label Osborn with any one specific genre lent greatly to his appeal. Dramatic vocal runs, rolling exotic and ghostly horn melodies, and even blues fueled guitar binges; Osborn fit it all into his tightly packed arrangements. With vocal theatrics likened to Muse, and playful horn runs a la Beirut, Osborn folded different genres into his compelling repertoire.” -Flush the Fashion.
Rocket & The Ghost
Rocket & The Ghost
New York-based indie rock outfit Rocket And The Ghost was formed by singer and multi-instrumentalist Kiyoshi Matsuyama in the fall of 2012. A Boston native and Brooklyn transplant, Matsuyama broke free from his longtime allegiance to blues-driven rock n’roll to focus instead on writing his own songs. Right out of the gate Rocket & The Ghost started creating what has been described as “a wildly dynamic mix of thunderous beats and razor sharp hooks” (Independent Music Awards). The band euphorically pays homage to the rich and riotous tradition of American rock with songs like "Better Than Before" and "Come In From The Outside" (you can hear echoes of their forefathers, like Bruce Springsteen, and their contemporaries, like Bon Iver, if you're into that whole comparison thing). But the real standout in the bands' potent arsenal is how remarkably they handle a ballad, as evidenced by heart-wrenchers like "Albuquerque" and "Gold"; the latter of the two won the 2014 Independent Music Award for Best Love Song. In addition, their debut Self-Titled EP, released in November 2013, garnered rave reviews from the likes of USA Today, NYLON Guys, The Deli Magazine, and TimeOut NY.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249