Between the holidays and New Years in full swing, I completely blanked on posting this review and these photos, so without further adieu:
The Skins played at New York City’s Studio at Webster Hall on the 20th of December, marking many’s last show of 2012 a pretty rocking one. We introduced you to the Brooklyn five-piece a few months back, and I’m pretty sure they’re on their way to becoming absolutely huge.
Mixing their unique Aretha Franklin soul-infused vocals and borderline hard rock, Led Zepplin-esque instrumentation, The Skins put on an all-too-short kick ass, rock & roll show. The Adrien Grenier-supported band put on a tight set consisting of tracks from their recent EP - “Ocean”, “Going Down”, and the rock & roll number “Summertime” - as well as new tracks.
The band members – all between the ages of 13 and 19 – performed with the ability and seeming experience of a group twice their age. These guys’ live show is most definitely something to be on the lookout for, as they embark on their brief French tour with soul heavyweights (ha!), The Heavy, which they were able to sponsor with their recent Kickstarter stint.
With an average age of around 15 between band members and the talent of several twenty or thirty-something year-olds, we better be prepared for what’s in store for the next few years, because there’s no stopping them.