By Jameson Mangan | December 9, 2022
Power-trio lespecial took the stage at Brooklyn Made on 12/9/22 for one of the last stops on their co-headlining fall tour with SunSquabi. To stand out in the dime-a-dozen jam scene, it takes a special “something”; a deviance from the status quo to catch people’s attention. lespecial provides that in the form of heavy, hard-hitting licks that draw influence from prog-rock and punk-rock music. The group has risen to prevalence within the jam scene in large part due to their willingness to offer up mosh-worthy songs that still leave room for free-flowing improvisation. Along with generous servings of double-bass pedal and guitar-shredding, lespecial used drum pads and keyboard loops to slide into borderline-dubstep territory at times, displaying a range that not many artists can pull off successfully.
We caught up with lespecial ahead of their Brooklyn Made show opening act and they answered a few questions for the groovement:
Where are you from?
How did you get started?
Met in middle/high school and have been playing ever since
How would you describe your music – either by genre or general vibe?
Progtronic power trio
Who/what do you draw inspiration from?
Musically, we run the gammet, from Primus and Tool to J Dilla and Radiohead
What’s your dream venue to perform at?
Red Rocks was always #1 in our book, and we got to fulfill that dram this summer when we opened for Umphrey’s. Now we hope to come back as a headliner.
Connect w/ lespecial on Instagram, Spotify, Youtube and their website.
📸: shot by Jill Boyatsis