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Black Taxi Celebrates

January 16th, 2012

Black Taxi – The Bowery Ballroom – January 14, 2012


It doesn’t get much better than seeing Black Taxi at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on the occasion of a new album, especially with a trio of great bands preceding the four-piece. The guys in Black Taxi work so hard and play so well that a sold-out, raging celebration was a given. From the first moment to the last, the space was jamming, with the crowd raucously reacting to each infectious riff. These dudes know how to work a room, and the whole quiver of instruments came out—with a horn section to boot. It was utterly impossible to tell who was having a better time, the band or the fans.

It isn’t just because the group has so many friends or that everyone in the band is really awesome that Black Taxi has such a loyal fanbase. No, it’s because these guys are just so damn good that rocking out at their shows is, hands down, the best way to spend any given night. And it gets better every time. So if you haven’t seen them already, the next time Black Taxi take the stage do yourself a favor and make it out to support them. And don’t forget your dancing shoes. —JC McIlwaine

Photos courtesy of JC McIlwaine | jcmcilwaine.com