Marco Benevento was in New York City on Thursday where the pianist and his band, comprised of bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Dave Butler, celebrated the recent release of their latest studio album, Let It Slide, in front of their hometown fans. Over a two-hour set, the Benevento trio shared their new material amongst the packed Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for a very fun night of music.
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The show started with an impressive opening performance from The Mattson 2, which simply wasn’t long enough for fans to enjoy the twin brothers’ full display of loose and engaging jazz-inspired rock.
Marco Benevento and his band took the stage in Williamsburg shortly after 10 p.m. and kept the music pretty contained as they opened their set with some of the new material including “Let It Slide” and “Say It’s All The Same”. The band seemed to find a good cruising altitude by the time they reached the middle of the set as the trio charged into their cover of The Knife‘s “Heartbeats”, Rykman gliding her left hand up and down the neck of her bass with a relaxed precision as they powered through the electro-pop hit.
Marco’s key-tickling antics were up to full speed by the time they moved into Let It Slide‘s spy theme-esque instrumental, “Humanz”. Butler was also on his A-game on Thursday, as he kept the dance-friendly rhythms pulsating into the latter part of the set with “Atari”, “Limbs Of A Pine”, and “At The Show”.
Always a hoot getting down with @MarcoBenevento! 🎩🎹💥 pic.twitter.com/8RPtSZMYQ1
— Live For Live Music (@L4LM) October 25, 2019
Benevento’s fall tour continues into the weekend with a scheduled performance at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA on Friday. Head to Benevento’s website for tickets and tour info for all of his upcoming shows.
Scroll down for a full photo gallery from Thursday’s show, courtesy of photographer Tom Coyote.