Fall & Bounce
Wow, talk about a good-ol’-fashioned drubbin.’ The current Fall & Bounce lineup has been playing out for just over one year, yet thumped the competition in this category. Singer/songwriter Malyssa BellaRosa, along with Bill Reed (guitar), Christine Hauck (bass), and Jamie Craighead (drums), bring a gritty mash of ’70s rock, blues, and funky grooves on F&B’s brand-new album titled Knickknack Avalanche (which follows an eponymous 2011 debut). BellaRosa struts with confidence on “Discard,” “Crossroad” and “Stones,” and the full band treatment complements her vocals on “Headlines” and “Drunk Txt.” Catch F&B in action free-of-charge at the Greenwich Hotel in East Greenwich on June 22.
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