Disclaimer: The ever innovative and entirely original music brought to you by Bear Hands can be incredibly addictive if not used as directed, or taken in excess. We strongly encourage a little over-indulgence in regards to said band. After all- everything in moderation is something your mother would say.
That being said, I stumbled upon Bear Hands at SXSW last March, on my way to see another band- and suddenly my feet were incapable of carrying me to any other venue. Namely I walked in on the awkwardly hot “what a drag,” and I was sold. Their other gem “can’t stick ‘em” was an added bonus, and those two combined with the newer “crime pays” and I ‘ve been entirely intoxicated with the Brooklyn based band.
Lucky for all you East Coast kids, Bear Hands will be gracing CMJ with their presence at a couple showcases this year- (if you hit the Bowery Electric on October 22 you get to see Superhumanoids and Evan Voytas too- triple threat fun!) and I’d highly recommend hitting any one of their shows that perpetually surprise and get the crowd going (I saw them again at the Echo a few months ago and their sound was only amped when I got my double dose.)
Never fear you kids of the West coast is the best coast persuasion- Bear Hands will be back to raise hell in the city of angels November 17 at Silverlake’s Spaceland (reader should note this is one of my favorite venues. One of my favorite bands + one of my favorite venues = guess where I’ll be that Wednesday.)
You can feed your new Bear Hands addiction at CMJ next- and then the boys will be on the go across the U.S.- so stay tuned to www.myspace.com/bearhandsbands to keep updated on the latest and greatest going on with them.
See that pic of me? Yeah- that would be me running across 6th street in Austin to catch another great band at SXSW. You can pretty much find me running to catch a great show 24/7, 365. I’m bestnewbands.com’s Festivals Editor, and I’m here to keep you in the know, now, about the latest & greatest happening in the music scene! Feel free to cyberstalk me via my Twitter account to keep up with what’s lust at first listen, and what’s hear today- gone tomorrow. Rock & Roll.
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