The Boobies
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The Boobies

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Garage Rock


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I am totally unashamed to admit to you, dear reader, that when a friend of mine invited me to a free show of a band called The Boobies, I responded with a quip of “You had me at ‘boobies’. Let’s go.” Because what’s not to love about free music and boobies, right? I am, however, slightly embarrassed to admit that I showed up mad early to the show that day; while it was advertised as starting at 9pm, the show going on before them was running behind, forcing me to circle the block for twenty minutes before I could get into the bar. Showing up a half hour early — who am I, their mom?
But anyways, as per usual, Rockwood Music Hall did a kick ass job selecting the bands for their venue. The Boobies, a New York based four-piece rock group, packed an energetic crowd into the bar. I sat at a table in front of the stage with some cool cats, but one song in and it was clear that this was the kind of show you wanted to be on your feet for; the head bobbing and booty shaking was infectious. The band’s sound is reminiscent of The Clash and The Rolling Stones, with a sprinkle of surf rock and a shitload of charisma — the lead singer, Josh, has a stage presence that brings forth images of David Bowie (with slightly less face paint, but equally good hair). His stage banter was hilarious, ranging from quoting an Emily Dickinson poem to declaring to the audience that he’s “the most zen” while he’s pooping. What a charmer.
The group was loud, proud, and highly entertaining, and despite some minor technical difficulties (which they played off really well, I might add), the show was a huge success. The set was short and sweet, with only six songs and an impromptu encore of “Beach Party,” a song about ritual suicide on the beach… ya know, the usual lighthearted topics of rock ‘n roll. A personal favorite of mine was their song “One Night Stand,” which Josh had dedicated “to all the people he fucked over.” But that’s the kind of shit that gives birth to genuine rock ‘n roll: fights, fucks, and few good laughs along the way. If you want to be a part of the bouncin’ Boobies scene, check out their comings and goings on their Facebook page, or head on over to Bandcamp to get a taste of their tunes.

xx - Reilly Garrett

"PODCAST: Independent Minded 24 - The Boobies"

Episode 24 features New York City indie rock band The Boobies. Josh, Manquillian, Andrew & Jesse talk about their new single, being part of a musical community, and how the band's name can cause a bit of confusion on the Internet.

Songs from The Boobies featured in the podcast include Tell Me I'm Wrong and Hard To See. - Ronnie Scalzo

"The Boobies Release Debut Video For "Hard To See" + play House Of Yes 05.04"

A band with a name like The Boobies either have your strict attention or your quick dismissal. Either way their hashtag game has them poised for imminent internet fame. A fourtet transplanted to Brooklyn by way of several points south, they conjure an engaging mix of southern soul with surf rock elements, equal parts Talking Heads and Everclear. They’ll be rocking Bushwick venue House of Yes on May 4th for the Gathering of the Elements with other locals Hey Anna., Pool Cosby and Bandits on the Run. - BrokeMc - BrokeMc


Still working on that hot first release.



Picture the color periwinkle blue spray
painted by a Ramone, add blistering
vocals with traces of Southern soul, and
a David Byrne sense of showmanship
and you get the boobies. With half the band
hailing from North Carolina, and the other
half from Texas, these fetching Southern
boys came together to form a garage-
pop four-peice with some serious teeth.
Equipped with surf-rock inspired riffs, slick
lyrics, and savage attitude, the boobies are
set to tear venues apart. 

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