Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Tarantinos NYC at Otto's Shrunken Head

Formed in 2005 in Queens, New York, the Tarantinos NYC is a surf-rock quartet that borrowed its name from film director Quentin Tarantino. True to its name, the band plays instrumental music that either was or sounds like it should have been in Tarantino’s movies. The Tarantinos NYC released a second album, Surfin' the Silver Screen, on April 2, 2015. The band is presently comprised of guitarist Paulie Tarantino, bassist Tricia Tarantino, keyboardist Louie Tarantino, and drummer Tony Tarantino.

The Tarantinos NYC frequently perform at Unsteady Freddy’s Surf Rock Shindig, which has taken place at Otto’s Shrunken Head on the first Saturday of each month for the past 16 years. At Otto’s tonight, the Tarantinos NYC once again blended a sparkling dose of 1960's-1970's surf, spy and spaghetti western soundtracks with similarly-rooted original instrumentals. Paulie Tarantino mastered an authentic vintage twang to his guitar work, and manipulated a variety of subtle sounds and textures that kept the songs sounding unique. This was more than simply reverb on steroids. This was one case where the concert was more enjoyable than the movie.

Visit the Tarantinos NYC at The Tarantinos NYC will perform next at Sidewalk on June 15.