Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Local Band: Midtown Thieves

Posted By on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Jason Potter of Left Arm wrote me in and tipped me off about his new group, Midtown Thieves.

The quintet features vocalist Rebecca Reardon (Dear Calamity), guitarist Gerry Good (Brain Regiment), keyboardist Kat Kissick on keyboards, bassist Jennifer Conroy and Potter on drums.

Potter describes the group's sound as "sort of a Sahara Hotnights/Pixies girly poprock type thing," although to me, the demos on its MySpace page remind me of the earliest, bluesiest Gossip songs, with hints of the Detroit Cobras and Holly Golightly thrown in for good measure.

And don't worry: Left Arm isn't going anywhere, Potter's playing in both bands. Midtown Thieves don't have any shows scheduled yet, but we'll let you know when they do.

-- Annie Zaleski


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