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Take the Black is an energetic and irreverent pop/rock band from Yonkers, New York. They specialize in high energy music with influences that range from classic rock all the way down to indie and punk as well. They deliver their catchy riffs and melodies along with a sharp, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. Their first full length demo, Smoke up, Johnny, is available on iTunes, Spotify, and on their website taketheblackmusic.com. Look for them to be playing live somewhere close to you! They are hard at work on their second full length demo, as well as an album of acoustic collaborations that will be released on social media in weeks leading up to the release of the demo!

The band consists of Eddie Mastromarino on Lead Vocals/Guitar, Tom DiCarlucci on Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Chris Baldini on Bass/Backing Vocals, and Sean Plunkett on Drums/Backing Vocals.


Upcoming ShowS

Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1) - September 7th 1am (Morning of September 8th)


The band rely on their rock sensibilities to craft a track that is respectable and even a little fun.
— Ear to the Ground Music
“Take the Black’s “Before I Sleep” borrows from Robert Frost, but it’s a strong, dreamy composition that’ll suck you in and allow you to drift gently.”
— Rachel Cholst

“Hi everyone! This week, I am introducing you to the alternative rock band Take the Black. Learn more about their recent EP ‘Smoke Up, Johnny’ in the following interview!”
— whtybpress