((The Harlem Shakes)) Band Profile and Upcoming Chicago Concerts - Oh My Rockness

NYC's The Harlem Shakes are a fun five-some that play upbeat rock that sort of sounds like a cross between The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys and even a little Voxtrot. How's that for some obvious name-drops? Perhaps you can classify their sound as garage with a small dose of twee. There's something sweet under the surface of their fuzzy guitar songs.

I recently caught them play and it was immediately evident that they at least have the presence of rock stars (minus the album sales... or even a label deal for that matter). They took the stage like they owned it, and held their position atop that mountain for a solid forty. They certainly have the ability to write a hit song or two, as their catchy and energetic strums aren't easily forgotten.
Published November 29, 2006
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