Skip to content

Black Wine At Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Black Wine, the three piece who opened the Don Giovanni Showcase on Saturday night, have one great great song. It's called "Chateau Of Ghosts" and it is sung by one of  Black Wine's three singers -bassist, Jason Nixon. The penultimate song of their set, and not really the highlight, it was New York power pop by a New Jersey band as good as any, but better that any?

Let's say, whiter than any.

The married couple, Jeff Schroeck on guitar and, Miranda Taylor, on drums, Yo La Tengo it up with one part quirk, two parts hard rock songs off their two albums. They come across like a modern day classic rock band who don't quite know which direction to take nice.

And that's fine. Black Wine play well together, they fit like pieces in a puzzle, playing an intense alt rock and playing it with intense singlemindedness. But i don't know their material well and I think it isn't something you can catch right away. One song, sung buy Miranda,  goes "this is dedicated to the one I hate" , it is called "End Of days" and with its short stop jerkiness and anthemic sweep, itpays the clever reversal very well.

I kinda wish I had know Black Wine's material better.

The chick has a great voice.

Grade: B

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s documentary “Meet Me in the Bathroom” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2022 |

enthralling rock documentary with a laser vision

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 1-14-22- 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2022 |

folk Americana half the time, country the other

Damon Albarn Falls In A Social Media Abyss After Dissing Taylor Swift

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2022 |

What was he thinking?

After The Best Governors Ball In Years, The Worst Governors Ball In Years

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2022 |

The line up simply isn’t there…

US Top 10 Singles Tracking 1-14-22 – 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2022 |

ten cumulative weeks

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Winter Rock” On Tuesday January 25th, 7 PM PT on Twitch

By Meredith Grant | January 24, 2022 |

Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Winter Rock” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch.

US Top 10 Albums Tracking 1-14-22 – 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2022 |

he has just become the biggest man in musicals AGAIN!

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 1-28-22 – 2-3-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2022 |

might be a huge album for the Colombian reggaeton and Latin pop superstar

Why Has Adele Canceled Her Las Vegas Residency At The Last Minute?

By Alyson Camus | January 24, 2022 |

“Half my team have Covid and it’s been impossible to finish the show”

Biding Our Time: Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2022 |

the goat and not the G.O.A.T

Scroll To Top