One of the best parts about living in the shadow of New York City are those random nights when someone points you in the direction of a music venue to see you a band you haven't seen before. On those lucky nights, when your feet hit the late night city pavement, you know you've found a band that will keep you coming back time and time again.
Emergency Service owned the stage last night at The Bitter End with their combination of rock, hip-hop, pop and reggae that had the crowd jumping, swaying, singing, and losing control in the best way possible. The bands set was highlighted by the songs "Tomorrow", "When I Go", and "Feel Your Love" off their most recent release Things Worth Fighting For.
Channeling pieces of Sublime, 311, Marley and, hell, even your classic singer-songwriter, Emergency Service blends a mix of genres into a unique sound that has built a fun, loyal fan base since the band formed in 2005. My only regret from last night is not being able to see the bands trumpet player surf the crowd during the set (his wireless mic wasn't working!)... but, hey, it gives me an extra excuse to see Emergency Service play the next time they're in the city... not like I needed one.
Emergency Service was formed in New York City in 2005. "This Emergency..." was released in 2006, "The Better Days" in 2008, "Things Worth Fighting For" in 2011, with the upcoming "Emergency Service" EP to be released July 31, 2012.