DSP Shows Holiday Office Party feat. The National Reserve
Upstate, Aaron Rizzo
Thu · December 6, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
After 10 years in business, DSP Shows have decided its time to throw a holiday party and everyone is invited! Join us for a night of music from three fantastic bands we really like and know you will too. Brooklyn's The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gut-bucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll. From the Hudson Valley, Upstate play a blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll. Ithaca College's own Aaron Rizzo rounds out the bill with locally flavored blues rock. The Good Truck will be on site with Finger Lakes food with a Mexican flare for purchase. Come for an epic hang with everyone who helps make music thrive in Ithaca and beyond. Wear your favorite band t-shirt and get a prize! RSVP here or in the Facebook Event
The National Reserve
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest – its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70s rock ‘n’ roll. Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Songs like “Found Me A Woman” and the indelible title track reveal a gifted new tunesmith while masterfully reminding one and all of the simple beauty of a great American bar band – two guitars, organ, bass and drums rocking out in the corner, singing their songs to soundtrack the night. The National Reserve is now planning to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late night scene as possible.
For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self-discovery. As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the sextet’s dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.
Aaron Rizzo is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and recording engineer born and raised in Rochester, NY. Self recorded, mixed and produced, Aaron Rizzo's debut album "Blck Tee Shrt" hit stores on January 15th, 2017. Aaron Rizzo studies the art of music recording under the direction of Alex Perialas and Michael Caporizzo. Influences range from John Mayer to BJ The Chicago Kid, as he pays respects to genres such as blues, rock, R&B, pop and hip-hop.
Aaron Rizzo began his musical career playing in various rock, blues and jazz bands, later graduating into a pursuit of a solo career. Rizzo began playing guitar at the age of nine, later to hunt mastery in other instruments including drums, bass, piano and voice. Aaron Rizzo draws much of his influence not from guitar players, but drummers. Figures like Steve Jordan, Mike Miley and Carter Beauford all have made their way into Rizzo's musical works.