“Their sound is like hard-boiled fiction literature meets what would be considered neo-noir western fiction, communicated through sheet music. Huggy Bear is somewhere, with his eyes on Pam Grier… Tom Selleck is standing in front of his bathroom mirror in Southern California present day, admiring his moustache, reminiscing about Quigley Down Under. Timothy Olyphant is pondering on where his next ideal leading role will come from, while Severed plays in the background of a whiskey saloon somewhere in Kentucky. Elmore Leonard is looking down fondly, smiling at all that’s happening. That’s the music.
I wish these boys here lots of fortune. They’re all passionate multi-instrumentalists, honest musicians, and most importantly, they’ve got some memorable tunes. New York’s a good breeding ground for this sort of thing I guess. It’s the sort of place where a lone wolf guitarist can randomly connect with two longtime friends, and utilize the internet to instantly secure a missing link bass player to form a band with a genuine sound. Bull’s-eye.”
- Lex Deviator
“Tuesday, April 30, 2019
3 Reasons You Should See Back From Zero Live
Sometimes you just want to rock out, and when I caught Back From Zero’s set at Arlene’s Grocery two weeks ago, rocking out was exactly what was on the menu.The NYC-based band pulls no punches with their music, and within a few songs the majority of the crowd was rocking out with them, drawn in by that small (or sometimes large) part of everyone’s soul that just wants to hear a blistering guitar, and embrace the inner headbanger we each have inside of us.If you’re ready to embrace your inner headbanger, check out these three reasons you should see Back From Zero live.1. They rock hardThe music of Back From Zero is a mixture of grunge and classic rock with a little punk rock and metal thrown in, or as lead singer Dean Bonsignore described it during a mic break, it's “Really fast. Really heavy.”It's also really good.2. F*ck image, it’s all about the musicUntil they hit the stage it would be easy to mistake the members of Back From Zero as simply four guys getting together for a drink after a long day. In fact, when I met them before the show that’s exactly what I thought they were. When they got on stage, however, they went from being the perfect nondescript representation of an everyman, to a band that wants to rock your face off.This is a mission they most certainly accomplish.3. They’re legitimately funBosignore is a very entertaining frontman, who cracks jokes between songs, jumps off the stage, and will occasionally ask the crowd to say “fuck you” in unison to a specific member of the band (two members received the “fuck you” treatment during the show I attended).Basically, he makes sure everyone is having a good time, and what more can you ask for than knowing your night out is going to be fun?To find out when, and where, Back From Zero will be performing next, check out their Facebook page for show dates.
- Adam Bernard