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"High Bluff holds a winning hand"

Keyboard in hand and monitor in front of me. The search for this weeks band is on. I've come across four young men calling themselves High Bluff. An alternative garage band from Ridge NY.
I was able to listen to their self-titled cd in its entirety at http://highbluff.bandcamp.com. I really could see this band being played on Little Stevens underground garage show. And with this cd fresh in my mine. I was off to see there next show.
Personally I enjoyed this band live more so than their cd. Some bands just have that magic about them live. And for me High Bluff is one of those bands. Just like KISS. Their studio recordings were good. But live is were they shined.
Vocalist / Guitarist Anthony Q was bursting with energy from the very first note. His guitar playing complimented second guitar player Jeff Bloch like a fine tuned machine. Bare footed bass player Kevin Rim held down the low end. While drummer Bryan Henriques played the hell out of his drums. These guys reminded me of an early Nirvana. Check them out live and you'll see why.
This is why live music is so important. Sometimes studio recordings don't catch the magic of a band. It's the live performances where a band needs to be seen and heard and felt.
I was also impressed to see guitarist Jeff Bloch walk the crowd trying to sell cds after the show. Other bands should take a note right now. Sometimes you have to go to your audience. Rather than waiting for them to come to you.
For more information on this band go to www.facebook.com/highbluffmusic
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Discography

"High Bluff" (2010)

"Silence Gone Digital" (2012)

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High Bluff is a versatile alternative rock band hailing from New York. Formed by lead singer and guitarist Anthony Q, High Bluff started playing shows in 2008 and has a distinct, memorable sound. The bands love for dynamics and unique arrangements give them an edge over others in their genre.

The band has brought their sound to many well-known venues including The Sherman Theater in Pennsylvania, and Arleneā€™s Grocery in NYC. Having been featured and played on local college radio stations, including Five Towns College and Purchase College, the band has grown a local following as well as having the privilege to share the stage with countless bands such as Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground (Sub Pop). Also, High Bluff played at the Punk Island music festival in the summer of 2012.

With plans to tour the U.S. in support of their second full-length album titled "Silence Gone Digital", which was released in May 2012, High Bluff shows no signs of stopping.