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“Last night, a number of former Nightingale’s denizens hosted a pre-Christmas reunion at the space. Several musicians were also on hand and took the stage at various points throughout the night, including Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Cosmos Sunshine (Cherokee Sex Workshop) and Jaik Miller (Xanax25), the latter of whom led an ad hoc group through favorites like Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” and Jane’s Addiction's "Jane Says"”
“COSMOS-New York, NY Rock the Universe Sometimes it's the simple things that work best; this seems to be the approach of the trio COSMOS. Hard-hitting hookladen rock of the power-trio fashion is what they serve up. The trio is fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Cosmos Heidtmann and rounded out by drummer Jim Riordan and bassist Jamie Jackter. All are seasoned professionals and veterans of the New York club scene. Heidtmann is also an experienced engineer and that shows on this superb six-song disc that was recently released- it sparkles with energy and vitality and rocks hard, notably the gritty "Rain" and riffy rocker "Falling Down" which boasts some blistering slide guitar. Fans of Blues Traveller and Gov't Mule should find plenty of interest here.”
“On Thursday, I travelled down to Middletown to catch the heartfelt rock of COSMOS. Bandleader Cosmos Heidtmann describes his songwriting approach as deeply personal, but in a way that anybody can relate to. It's a classic approach to songwriting and it works well. "Trees" - which is about Jeff Buckley, who was an inspiration to Heidtmann- is a somber tune that is buoyed by some subtle melodies and an extended solo. While "Granted," written about a friend who was paralyzed in a car crash, is equally emotional. On this song, He implores the listener not to take anything for granted, and given the subject matter, you can really see where he is coming from. In fact, both songs were written on the same day- a day in which Buckley died and his friend got into the car crash. From these two incidents, he was able to craft a bunch of songs about staying positive and centered in the face of tragedy. Cosmos, the band and the man, manage to offer a hard-won sense of hope among all of life's trials”