Live Show Review

The Lemon Twigs Transported Us Back In Time

by Sofie Vasquez

Starting off their tour in Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, adorned in worn converse sneakers and bell bottom jeans – The Lemon Twigs transported us back to 1970s.

The Lemon Twigs

Photo by Sofie Vasquez

Brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario have been involved in music and show business from an early age – with a background in playing instruments and even performing in Broadway before the age of ten –performance is a part of their lives. Although young, the duo are not yet in their twenties, the brothers hold a great understanding of music culture and history that has inspired and shaped their 60s-70s glam rock sound. With their long-time school friends, Megan Zeankowski on the bass and Danny Ayala on keys/backing vocals, the D’Addario brothers started The Lemon Twigs – releasing 2016’s Do Hollywood and their EP Brothers of Destruction.

The Lemon Twigs

Photo by Sofie Vasquez

The Lemon Twigs

Photo by Sofie Vasquez

Starting off the show with “I Wanna Prove to You”, The Lemon Twigs fully immerse themselves into a gleefully, harmonizing atmosphere. Follows next is the playfully sporadic “Haroomata” which is a playful array of synths, drums, keys, and guitar wails as Brian D’Addario harmonizes. But The Lemon Twigs are known for their high-flying acts – and they deliver. It’s impossible not to catch Brian D’Addario running across the stage, twirling and lifting his feet off the ground, becoming a ball of energy while his bandmates entertain it with their psychedelic instrumentals.  Occupying just a small area on stage, Brian D’Addario fills every inch with kicks, jumps and moments sprawled out on his back playing. Notably, into their set The Lemon Twigs entered three covers Jonathan Richman’s “You Can’t Talk to the Dude,” Todd Rundgren’s “Couldn’t I Just Tell You” and John Prine’s “Fish and Whistle.”

The Lemon Twigs

Photo by Sofie Vasquez

The Lemon Twigs

Photo by Sofie Vasquez

Since the beginning of the month marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band release, it was only fitting that the audience was captivated by a night of 60’s inspired pop and a blend of British invasion rock. The Lemon Twigs temporarily transports you back in time as the delicious melodies, jangly guitars, and delightful vocals almost makes you think you’re experiencing a moment in musical history. Closing the night with “Queen of My School” sung by Michael D’Addario – The Lemon Twigs deliver a thrilling and excitable performance much to the enjoyment of the devoted fans, blissfully ending the night with a promise of a second full length album to please our ears.

The Lemon Twigs

Photo by Sofie Vasquez

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