Robbers on High Street gave us our Brooklyn-edged Beatles fix at the new unveiling of Cameo Gallery, a Williamsburg labyrinth now made more complete with sexily-lit, cozy reclaimed wood bar/lounge in the basement. You can’t be a proper Brooklyn venue without a little reclaimed wood decor these days it seems.

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Robbers’ singer Ben Trokan has a voice like velvet smoke, a soothing croon as perfect as cognac for getting us through yet another late night just midway through CMJ week. Though Robbers’ guitarist Steve Mercado claimed the band are rusty, having had no time to rehearse, we think he was pulling our leg since their set was as tight as a drum head and dotted with new songs that sounded polished and ready for album number three, with single “Electric Eye” a bit reminiscent of the Jam, which is never a bad thing. Sweet harmonies and lush keyboard parts on a song that asks “Didn’t you ever wonder?” stood out and added to the warm dance vibe in the room, as did the constant smiles on drummer Mike Post’s face. Sweet! They’ll be playing Mercury Lounge on Halloween next.–Madeline Virbasius/video by Zabatay

 
  1. Tanan is no longer their drummer (and hasn’t been for a few years now), it’s Mike Post. Please edit!

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    zabatay Reply:

    @Alison, Hey Alison, sorry just caught this and updated the post

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  2. *Tomer is not their drummer. Sorry!

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