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Transcend the Core hit Arena Queens May 5th for Cinco de Mayo Rocks Arena Queens. A diverse lineup of bands were on tap for the show. These included Gods Green Earth, Metric Halo, Ice Cube Ninjah, Like a Death and Moniasin. It was TTC’s first time playing the venue and even playing a show in Queens, we heard so much about the new club that we were stoking until we came off the stage. Read on and find out why.
Arena Queens is a new rock club in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. The dark and capacious, rock and roll internals of the venue has a full bar where dancers stand upon as rockers crank out tunes onstage. The stage technology of this joint is mentionable. Full PA, monitor wedges, bass cabinet, head and four cabs for guitars. As for lighting, led lights and scanners and for more mood, smoke and haze machines. There is an area outback with tables and chairs, where you can hangout too.
GODS GREEN EARTH
Gods Green Earth are a full on party, with all the thrills and frills for the ultimate weekend night. I’ve seen them twice and each time its a cool party of slick rock/metal/stoner rock originals. They push some covers during their set that include ‘Rebel Yell’ by Billy Idol. Whether they’re making fun of each other, busting out banging solos or the dancers ‘that are part of the show’ are doing the most professional of pole dance moves, this all makes them a fun band to check out. Catch them on a weekend when you don’t have to run the rat race the next day.
Transcend the Core were enamored with the technology, layout and atmosphere of the Arena. The sound engineer know exactly how to temper our heavy, energetic, dynamic sound with just mixing and tweaking of lights as we sliced through gnarly familiars. I felt like I was in a spaceship at times (please refer to the two pics above) With bright, strobes and a smoke machine leading in and out of the twisting, turning breakdowns of ours tracks. As I played and looked at the vast spectator landscape of Arena I turn to the bar and the dancers are in total groove on the bar as TTC hammer on. I remember this was an inside joke between band mates later on. It feels good to see others enjoy something we work so hard and are passionate about.
For my mom, girlfriend and gfs from the scene and beyond in respects to mom’s day!!!