Saturday, July 25, 2015

InCircles at Tompkins Square Park

Jewlee Trudden
Punk rock even originates in a remote hamlet of Southampton, Long Island. Vocalist/guitarist Jewlee Trudden and bassist Eric Ponto met there in elementary school and when they first jammed, they discovered that they knew how to play all the same covers. They formed InCircles in 2005. Bronx native Oscar Silva presently completes the trio on drums. The band has two albums, and released a five-song EP, Stable 8, on April 14, 2015.

Performing a free concert in Tompkins Square Park today, Trudden frequently related her East Village anecdotes between songs. Now she has another story to tell: this may have been the first concert filmed by a low-flying drone that hovered over the band and the audience. Singing in a clear voice remarkably similar to Chrissie Hynde, Trudden and her band made the Pretenders sound like they were pretending to be punk rock. InCircles played authentic high-energy punk rock with strong melodies, driving grooves, raw aggression and explosive guitar leads. Just when Trudden's vocals started to sweeten the sound, Ponto crashed the party to great effect with howling screams. InCircles took Screaming Females' sound one step further out. Suffolk County has never produced a band as rad as this!

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