Music Scene: N.Y.C.

He’s the guy up on the soapbox on a corner in New York City, ranting and raving about what’s wrong in the world.

N.Y.C., featuring guitarist Tommy Bolan, will take a stand with its metal, rock and industrial sound at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St.

Guests Beyond Society, Dirty Dry and Sole Aggression round out the night.

“We wanted to write songs that were real to us, that could vent our aggression while at the same time exercise our demons of insanity…” Bolan wrote on the band’s website bio.

“I’m the guy on the New York street corner screamin’ about everything and you’ll feel that intensity in our live show,” he said.

N.Y.C.‘s “Fed Up and Disgusted” tour began Sept. 3. Along with Bolan, N.Y.C. is made up of Joe D’Ambra on bass and G Herrera on drums.

Bolan has a lengthy list of endorsements on the band’s MySpace page, with a sampling of a number of magazine ads for products he has given his stamp of approval.

N.Y.C. is a working man’s band and Revolver Magazine writes that it “sounds like Rob Zombie and Static-X extra pissed off after working the assembly line at a high voltage Fear Factory!”

Tickets are $10 for the all ages show.

Call 241-1717 for information or visit or

Other music events in the area:

• The SwampCoolers, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Friday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. to midnight, 589-6229.

• Howard Berkman, Remington’s, 2500 Bridges Circle, Montrose, Friday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m., 252-1010.

• Take it to the Limit — The Music of the Eagles, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra with Eagles tribute band from Jeans ‘n Classics, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Saturday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $25, $30, $35, $10 students, tickets at symphony office, Alpine Bank Building, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, 243-6787,

• The Joe Gable Band at Octoberfest, The Creamery Arts Center, 165 Bridge St., Hotchkiss, Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m., music from 12:30–4 p.m., food, beer and more, admission by donation to the art center,, 872-4848.

• Bluegrass and Sting Band Jam, Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, Saturday, Oct. 9, noon to 3 p.m., 874-8777.

• Vintage Voltage, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 464-5449,

• DeNece Crowe, Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, Saturday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., 252-1488.

• Alan Vigil, Donny Morales, Rusty Strings, Jason Hunter Band, and The Las Bus, benefit concert for Greg Merling, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, Saturday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m. to midnight, $10, 201-1419.

• Miss Emily and the Backsliders, block party, 300 block of Main Street, Saturday, Oct. 9, 5–8 p.m., 778-9377.

• Mesa State College Symphony Orchestra, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., Monday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

• A Little Noon Music, free concert with John Ahern, organ, First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 522 White Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m., 242-4850.

• Jeff Fields, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., 240-1590.

• Mesa State College Fall Choral Concert, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

• Stories, Songs and Surprises, Ken Waldman, fiddling poet from Alaska, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, Thursday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., 249-9656, option 2.


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