Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy
With the arrival of the Knitting Factory at Baker Falls back in July, we've enjoyed having another venue along Avenue A for live music, especially to see some favorite local acts like cumgirl8, Rebelmatic and Tits Dick Ass.
On Oct. 25, we had a chance to check out promising newcomer Suzy Clue, headlining her first NYC show.
The evening was a single-release party for "Remember Me," a slow burn of an alt-rock ballad that Suzy said "explores themes of heartbreak, loss, and the clash of melancholy and guttural rage of being left behind by the one you love." (You can watch the recently released video that she co-directed here.)
Suzy was born in Albania, and raised in NYC starting at age 8. In recent years, she crafted her musical prowess in London with artists such as Pretty Sick, whose singer-bassist Sabrina Fuentes (aka Sickysab) joined her at Baker Falls...
"I feel like it's a mixture of softness and aggression. Visually, I just want to be a hot girl," she said with a smile. "It factors into my performance because I feel that it's unexpected when it comes to the kind of music I make. I like being out there, campy, sexy, and performative as opposed to staring at my shoes and being all serious."
Suzy and her band unleashed a brief, high-octane performance to a grateful crowd.
"I think the show went great. I was really happy to see all my friends in New York come to support me and singing along to the songs," she said. "I love performing in the East Village because it makes me feel like I'm a part of a community — I like being surrounded by other great artists in the area."
As for other artists, joining her on the bill this night: Taraneh (below) ... Comet... and a DJ set via Sickysab...Baker Falls (the former Pyramid Club) is at 101 Avenue A between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. Find the upcoming slate of bands here.
For more live music on Avenue A:
• Berlin, 25 Avenue A
• Drom, 85 Avenue A
• Heaven Can Wait, 169 Avenue A
• Niagara (hosts the occasional live show), 112 Avenue A