The Art of Shooting had their "Tyrants Black Eyes" CD release last night at Cake Shop and if you couldn't make it, you missed out on a great show. There was a nice number of people who showed up to see them and during The Art of Shooting's set it seemed like none of them were having conversations - hey, in this city an almost sure measure of how well received a band at a small club is is to look around and see just how many people are talking to each other during the songs.
The Chrissie Hynde/Siouxsie Sioux mixed with Sonic Youth sound that I heard on their songs online carried over nicely to their live show. Both girls handled their guitars well, the drummer was excellent, and the band as a whole had nice presence and seemed to have a blast. There's just something very RIGHT about The Art of Shooting.
Also, I was glad to see they got a mention in this Drowned in Sound feature about the NY music scene.
I'll be going to see them at their next show, you should too:
16th December 2005 at Union Pool in Brooklyn
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