Crunching power chords, sharp song writing, and an endless supply of catchy riffs are at the core of New York's Acquiesce. The band's attack comes via long time friends Brett Kohart (vocals, guitar) and Dan Sweeney (lead guitar) while ably supported by a varying group of their musically talented East Village friends. The diverse musical background of the duo has resulted is an amalgamated sound for Acquiesce. Incorporating the best aspects of classic '60s and '70s hard rock, with the lyrical grandeur of '80s college radio fare, the band has staked its claim in the crowded New York City scene. Boasting a fanatical fan base, the Big Apple rockers have garnered critical acclaim from mainstream publications PopMatters.com, the Village Voice, Time Out New York and Newsday, while staying at the forefront of Gotham's musical renaissance.
What began as an informal jam session between two high school friends in the late nineties, Acquiesce has evolved into a swell of high-energy performances and word of mouth support. A track record of sold out venues up and down the East Coast from Boston to North Carolina (including Bowery Ballroom, CBGB, the Mercury Lounge and Don Hills) as well as the West Coast (The Roxy, The Derby) is impressive in its own right, but the band's ongoing success relies primarily on its passion, and dedication to pushing creative boundaries. Never content to be one-dimensional, the band continues to offer fans (and itself) a broad palette of music and a memorable aural experience, with no gimmicks or affected airs. Art as it should be: straightforward, authentic and energized. Acquiesce delivers all that … and more.