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ODE TO THE END OF SUMMER
August 1, 2016 5:21 pm

All good things must come to an end as all people know. Be it the final climax of your favorite summer movie, the ultimate ladling of icy green summer gazpacho, or even the sunset on the last day of your final real summer vacation, time has a cruel habit of overstaying its welcome and continuing to exist well beyond our capacity to enjoy it.

Truly, we must savor these dwindling summer days. There is only ever today, always and forever, presented as future but turned present upon confrontation and then past as it disappears into memory. Hauntingly beautiful, terrifyingly predictable, waveringly consistent; the end of summer has been staring us down since the end of spring. Despite my best effort to avoid eye-contact, it is time to acknowledge its mystery and gear up for September.

So with that in mind, we’ve assembled a few songs you might enjoy to help get you there. Don’t think of it as goodbye summer but as hello autumn. It is the most thoughtful of seasons, chilly and colorful, waiting in the wings, eager to take its place as the metaphysical envelope in which we live our daily lives.

Sun Club Explodes at Palisades
August 27, 2015 5:48 pm

The fact that it was a Monday night wasn’t going to stop a crowd from raging for Sun Club after a long day at work. This show was much anticipated since their last show at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar where they shred down the house with Reptar. Sun Club announced their debut album The Dongo Durango and released new music along with the music video for “Tropicoller Lease” the morning of the show, keeping me excited throughout the day.

Even though their van caught on fire earlier in the day, they managed to make it to Palisades and bring their infectious vibes to Brooklyn. Seeing them set up all kinds of gadgets and gizmos including a green iron board as a keyboard stand, I could tell that they were one of a kind. Once they started playing, their energy shot from 0 to 100 instantly- and it was contagious as hell. Girls were mesmerized by their charisma and long, luscious locks that were dramatically flying like the flames that covered their van. You could tell that they put all their energy in their grand opening because Mikey had snapped one of his guitar strings only a few minutes into their set.

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As soon as “Summer Feet” started playing, I was immediately reminded of the Chevvy commercial. Standing right next to the speakers, I didn’t mind the deafening volume of the music. There’s something about this song that makes everyone want to groove and have a good time. Even though the stage was a pretty tight space for all five guys, that didn’t stop them from bouncing off the walls, jumping around everytime they hit a note. “Tropicoller Lease” brought some beachy vibes to the room, perfectly appropriate for this summer weather. I love how bipolar this song is, constantly changing from slow to fast paced giving me highs and lows in such a short time. Their energetic set was like a line of grenades continuously exploding, getting more and more wild. Their tunes are undeniably contagious and leave you feeling good after dancing on your feet for so long.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SUN CLUB
August 3, 2015 4:11 pm

Upon seeing their names listed as Big Snack, D-Mac, Special K, Petunia, and Triscuit on Facebook with their real names nowhere to be specified online, I knew they were going to be a rad group of guys. I came across their set at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (which sadly doesn’t exist anymore) a few months ago when they blew the place up with their energetic and youthful vibes. All the hair-flipping and rolling on the ground kept the crowd rowdy and excited, leaving me with an appetite to get to know them more in depth.

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Baltimore based band Sun Club have been built by childhood friends who had the same vision in life: start a band, become rockstars, take over the world. Shayne and Devin are two blood brothers who grew up together and loved making homemade videos. “They were outside making a movie one day- a really stupid kid movie, and Mikey who was a neighbor wanted to be a part of it so they started making zombie movies together.” Adam and Cory tagged along later on, and “have been around since 1946” Adam jokes as he’s telling me this story. They have been playing as Sun Club for 3 years now, and have been on the uprise since.

I got pretty exciting hearing the ultimate summer tune “Summer Feet” on the latest Cheverolet Trax commercial while watching videos of YouTube. It feels great to recognize great indie tunes in unexpected places like this. Apparently, none of the band members have yet to come across this commercial!

They started pursuing music at a pretty young age, and have been rolling in that field without any other career interests. Though Devin seemed to have a dream to become the next Willy Wonka by working at a chocolate factory, oddly! “He wanted to work in the candy world and actually went to school for it, but dropped out” since they started making some awesome tunes with Sun Club.

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Every musician needs an escape from music, spending their downtime consumed with other hobbies. “We sit in a circle and do all this voodoo stuff, collect people’s hairs and all.” Adam goes on about this voodoo business for a few minutes which makes me start questioning whether he’s speaking the truth since it was so detailed…We will never know! Either way, they still seem like a cool bunch of people to hang with.
So what is Sun Club’s ultimate goal in their musical career, and at what point will they feel fully accomplished? “Be sponsored by Chipotle so we can get an unlimited amount of Chipotle for life.” If you want to please them, you better show up to their next show with a bag full of bowls and burritos! (Some extra chips and guac for the beasts won’t hurt either!)