Sep 192010
 

I’ve been wanting to go check out the new Rockwood Stage 2 and I’ve been wanting to see Mike Visceglia’s own musical projects ever since I saw (and really liked) his playing alongside his long time employer Suzanne Vega at SXSW in Austin earlier this year. Well both were really pleasant surprises tonight: the band is called Destination Moon and consists of the amazig Oz Noy on guitar, Joe Bonadio on drums, Clifford Carter on keys, the soulful Elaine Caswell on vocals and Mike himself). They played an emotional set of great tunes, moody vibes and bad ass grooves. These are all amazing musicians and it’s a treat to see them in such an intimate setting. Rockwood 2 is a perfect place for it. Bigger than the original and adjacent Rockwood Music Hall and with better sound system and even better layout and use of space, the two stages have similar good vibes and are very conducive to this kind of stuff.
After their beautiful and heartfelt set I also got quick taste of the following act, a very talented young singer called Vicci Martinez, so it’s obvious Rockwood’s owner Ken is keeping his commitment to quality music and carefully selected talent leaving me wanting more… Just the way it should be!

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