Let’s Jam: Beijing’s Night


I loved Beijing from the moment I heard them. Another beautiful thing about social media is the people a belle has the chance to connect with. When we “met” Beijing, it was pure chemistry. We were two belles excited to hear new music and they were a group of musicians excited to share their music. Eclectic. Stirring. Smooth. Acoustic Rock. These are a few words to describe this talented band of 4 gents from New Haven, CT. The band is comprised of Eric Thornberg (vocals/guitar), Thom Smith (guitar/synths), Bill Pruchnicki (drums) and Jack Hoopingarner (bass).

Their first EP, It’s Not So Simple ushered the group onto a stage where one could feel the passion in their music, and made die hard hip hop lovers rock out to their alternative tunes.

The alternative rock band brings a fresh take to their latest musical offering, Night. The album cover is ominous, showing a clinic where diseased children went to die in the 1900’s in Connecticut. Expect to hear about love and loss with some nice riffs here and there. With titles such as “acrobat,” “violent,” and “triggers,” you’re in for a musical ride.

It’s both a pleasure and a shame to listen to Beijing and know that they haven’t packed out arenas yet (keyword: YET). It’s pleasing to know of the group and share what seems like a little secret with y’all, but it’s a shame the masses have not rocked out to this indie group. The album weaves together various elements of love–unrequited love, the heartbreak of love, and more importantly, the hope of love.

Check out Beijing and give them a listen. I’m almost certain that your ears won’t be disappointed. The beauty of life is opening ourselves up to new things. Let a new alternative rock band be one of those new things…

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Let’s Jam: Beijing

I’ve always wanted to visit Beijing since I am fascinated with Asian culture. For now, I won’t bother with extremely long flights (yet), but will settle to listening to Beijing, an alternative rock band out of New Haven, CT. TamikaBelle and I met Beijing via Twitter, and if you know a belle, you know that we swear by the relationships we’ve cultivated via Twitter. Beijing was kind enough to let us into their world and befriend us (don’t you just love their album cover?!).

In case you’re musically curious, Beijing is comprised of 4 musicians: Bill Pruchnicki, Jack Hoopingarner, Eric Thornberg, and Thomas Smith. I got my sweet hands on their debut EP, “It’s Not So Simple,” which has 4 solid rock songs that will please your discerning ears.

The Band: Beijing

“Glitch” has a thudding bass guitar line combined with some gritty vocals. It reminds me of punk and a little bit of what I call dirty rock. Let’s just say a belle was bopping her head on this one.

By far, my favorite song is “New Beginning.” If you listen to the passion in this song, you’ll understand why. Overall, the production on the entire EP is very strong. If you appreciate rock as much as we do, then you have found yourself a new favorite band in Beijing!!

We look forward to seeing what else Beijing is going to do. Keep your eyes and ears on them ArtBLT’ers! If you’re a fan of good music and tire of listening to all that canned wanna be music on the radio, then purchase Beijing’s music NOW.

Go out and support independent music. You can buy Beijing’s EP on iTunes for the low price of $3.96. Tell ’em your favorite belle sent you. If you are really daring, follow them on facebook & twitter, too!