On Easter Sunday, Theo Katzman took to Brooklyn for some extra helpings of New York City love after selling out the Mercury Lounge the previous Friday night. Baby’s All Right provided the ultimate setting for an intimate show, bringing Katzman back to his Brooklyn roots with new Heartbreak Hits material. Jacob Jeffries opened the night, then served double duty as the keyboardist for Theo’s headlining slot. Drummer Julian Allen has become an excitingly familiar face on the stage, alongside the one and only Joe Dart of Vulfpeck on the Fender bass.
It’s quite refreshing to see Katzman and Dart reunite under circumstances beyond Vulfpeck. Taking his natural singer/songwriter abilities, Katzman confidently displays a persona that might not be what newer Vulf fans are used to. While equally musical and silly at times, Theo Katzman’s solo work balances a living dichotomy of tragic/comedic, serious/satirical, over-the-top/subtle, and healing/hurting. While the room swayed to the sing-along song marathon, Katzmen held his fans in the palm of his hand as he rocked an all original setlist. Running through his entire 2017 Heartbreak Hits record, he even debuted a new song and threw in the 2011 hit “Brooklyn” for good measure.
Watch Theo Katzman, Joe Dart, Julian Allen, and Jacob Jeffries perform “Plain Jane Heroin” below, courtesy of Jason Pinsky:
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You can view a gallery of photos from the performance below, courtesy of photographer Andrew O’Brien.