By Lydia Wiener | September 11, 2023
New York may be a big city, but it can also feel like a small town. Melt, a powerful indie-soul group composed of NYC natives, will be bringing the small town feel to the big city this Friday, September 15th, at Brooklyn Steel. The band started in 2017 as a high school project, and has since developed a dynamic sound and amassed an enthusiastic fan base. This fall, Melt will be playing at a handful of iconic venues across the country, including the 9:30 Club in DC and the Fonda Theatre in LA.
The band’s love for the city can be felt in their music, especially in their song West Side Highway. The groovement connected with vocal powerhouse, Veronica Stewart-Frommer, during their band rehearsal at Elsewhere. “West Side Highway is about coming home to New York,” notes Veronica. “The early days of Covid were reminiscent of the period following 9/11. We met neighbors in a new way; we took care of each other.” For them, “The music is emotional to play. It’s happy and special, but also serious and important. We want to pay homage to it all.”
Anyone who’s been to a Melt show before has seen the energy and joy the band brings to any room. Veronica reassured us this show would be no different, and then some, hinting at the fresh, authentic set they have planned.
The groovement will be hosting a pregame at 6pm at FourFiveSix before the show. Make sure to come hang with fellow groovers at one of our favorite East Williamsburg digs. The band may or may not stop in for a beer and to ring in the new year (for those who celebrate); the only way to find out is to stop by!