The Postelles play what I call, in my head, New York City Rock. The bands that fall into this category cut a wide swath and probably are not a single genre. It really is in my head....or is it? Anyway, from now on I am making up my own genres to confuse the hell out of everyone. The Postelles play a type of rock that is 50s-tinged (they covered Hound Dog), inoffensive and a lot of fun. Inoffensive is meant as a compliment. I do not always need a song to be about genital mutilation or murder to get my attention.
I just really don't need to be made angry ALL the time. And these guys also covered a Ramones song. Before that, however, I had a strange sense of Déjà Vu. A number of years ago I saw the late Willy Deville play the same stage. The Postelles would have fit in well on that bill way back when.
The audience at the show was short, at least shorter than normal. How did I notice this? Standing in the back during the opening act I could see without obstruction. Then I looked around and saw most of the crowd was young women. THAT is a good thing for a band to have. It bodes well for your career if you rock and have women fans. Men like the rock but if women like it too then more men come because of the women.
Before you know it, you are playing stadiums.
Later some Sasquatches did come in and stand in front of me. So the crowd did even out.
What kind of jagoff takes pics of a band soundchecking? ME!
One that is purposefully blurry on purpose
The Dig, Like The Postelles, Move Around A Lot
The Dig are riffy NYC rock with a 80s synth sound, quirky driving rhythms and a 90s rock meets Buddy Holly feel (or something like that). It works all the way through the set. Watching them I thought, "The Postelles have balls having a band this good opening for them."
The synth wash over a lot of the tracks really brings it together. They are also a band where the bass figures big, not just the instrument but the bass frequency. They are worth going to see wherever they are on the bill--keeping in mind; this is old-school bar rock n roll.