New York Rifles, from Portland, OR, is the impudent progeny of guitarist/lead singer Scott Young, joined in musical ranks by Nate James (drums), and Jamie Gould (bass). Amidst Young’s lyrics of social transgressions and private loss is a driving, slop-pop-rock guitar, flanked by backing vocals and coerced into cohesion by an ebb and flow rhythm section. New York Rifles sounds like: The Stranglers of The Soft Boys, riding in The Cars, wearing X-Ray Spex, listening for The Undertones,and upsetting The Saints for touching The Buzzcocks, while high on X. Oh Yeah, also, they rock.
New York Rifles with The Canopy / The Greys of Gold
@ Summit Music Hall (Denver, CO)
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