New Jersey Stage
Sunday, July 17, 2011
T-34's w/ Zak Smith Band At Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
The T34's are a tight, hi-energy, groove driven type of rock and roll band. They fuse classic rock, punk rock, blues, country and grunge influences into captivating songs that sound best while driving down the highway. Their sound combines heavy rock of Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age and Nirvana with singer songwriter influences of Elliot Smith, Hank Williams, Elvis Costello and John Lennon. Their music also echoes with the quirkiness of Beck and the raw power of Iggy Pop and Punk Rock. This is all combined in a Cosmic American Rock sound that makes the listener feel that its the Summertime and the widows are down going 80 mph.
Zak Smith's songwriting and lyrical talent is something beyond a pencil & a piece of paper. This "something" is what you feel when you get wrapped up in his words and emotions while fighting the urge to drop to your knees in surrender or jump out of your seat in celebration. Influenced by his roots of Leonard Cohen & Elvis Costello, Zak reveals prevailing choruses and melodic hooks in an alternative rock genre leaning towards new favorites, Kings of Leon & The Killers. His music has been described by critics as "haunting indie rock with Americana accents" (Berkeley Place), as "rocks with oodles of soul" (Muzik Reviews), and as "someone opening up their life to you" (Jersey Beat).