Stark Nights

Resident piano man Michael Stark rotates a set each week, carefully curated for Argos Inn.  Always FREE and open to all!

Stark Nights

Resident piano man Michael Stark rotates a set each week, carefully curated for Argos Inn.  Always FREE and open to all!

Faith NY

We first caught Felice Rosser and Faith at CBGB’s in the late 90’s and in and instant were hooked by the band.  Powerful, emotional, passionate, soul filled rock music, and simply put one of the sickest bands to emerge out of NYC this is a real treat for music lovers.  The New York Times says “one of the most promising bands…the trio mixes hard rock, funk and reggae into exhilarating pop as its bassist, Felice Rosser, sings in a voice both plangent and wailing.”

Nao Hakamada, Paddy Boom and Rosser comprise the trio ready to take the Argos Inn stage with a sound so hot they’ll turn this spring into summer!

Bands run by women typically exude distinctive moods and ‘tudes, but none more subtly compelling than the Delphic aura given off by the tall and tan young lovely who straps on her ax to deliver tunes that are not rock, not funk, not r&b, so much as deeply soulful tone poems backed by multiculti dream pop. – Village Voice

Even though its instrumentation is electric and its approach is rooted in rock ‘n’ soul, Faith has more in common with the emotive strength of Tracy Chapman or Joan Armatrading than, say, Mother’s Finest or the Bad Brains. At the heart of Faith’s sound is bassist/vocalist Felice Rosser, whose down-to-earth presence imbues Faith’s music with warm sensuality and emotion in every vocal line. – CMJ New Music Report

After a slow start that owed more to the Moody Blues than, say, the Isley Brothers, the trio…Nailed all of its varied grooves, from pre-dancehall reggae to early Talking Heads art riffs to pounding pummeling funk-rock rhythms. – New York Newsday

Faith deserves an underlit nightclub of their own as the only New York band who understands that psychedelia is more mood music than Roger Corman themes, their vibrant songs are just soulful enough to remind us Phoebe Snow could’ve been the real acid queen. – New York Press

 

If Nina Simone had a power trio with a rock/soul and reggae flair, it would sound something like this. A five song EP that I still play regularly, it is one of the most unique sounding voices I have heard this whole year. This is the simple kind of

music that is usually ruined with overproduction. Thank God that isn’t the case here. Along with Erica Stoltz, the bass player from Wide Right who was doing sound that night for us, we stood like mouth breathing townies in amazement

at what we were hearing. It is very accessible and radio friendly, but that shouldn’t deter any low fi and/or indie enthusiasts. Her voice, her bass playing, and the punch her band mates hit you with will win you over. I know this is a contradiction of terms but her demeanor seems both mature and innocent. That unique balance only adds to the allure

of her tunes. One of the best live acts I saw this year. – Doug DeFalco, Talent Buyer, Southpaw

Faith has already become one of the best sounding bands to be heard anywhere. Ms. Rosser is a fine songwriter with easily 6 or 7 monster hits just waiting to be labeled. – Metro Exchange 

 

 

Stark Nights – TAS (The Analogue Sons)

Do you love dub music? Soul music? Of course you do!  Like Sweetback is to Sade, The Analogue Sons set the groove for Jsan and The Analogue Sons.  TAS is ready to rock you steady with their dub/soul instrumental vibe right here at Argos Inn.  The band comprised of  Lee Hamilton on saxophone, Lars Burggren on drums, Aaron Speiser on dub effects and of course Michael Stark on keys is sure to warm you up on a Thursday night!  Always a free show, always a great groove!

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