Stuyedeyed (Garage Rock Readers' Poll Winners) plays Alphaville on 02.18

NYC is filled with garage rock bands, but few of them bypass the huge influence The Ramones have on the city's sound, to find inspiration, instead, in the proto-punk of the genre's true pioneers: Iggy Pop's The Stooges. Like them, Brooklyn's own Stuyedeyed, who recently won this very blog's Best of NYC Readers' Poll in the Garage Rock category, have a sound that's not only in your face, but that's also (figuratively speaking) making faces, while starring grimly at you, inches from your nose. Single Mr. Policeman (streaming below) gives you an idea of what kind of wildness you will witness on February 18, when the band will take the stage at Alphaville with Bambara (another tense band!) and Pink Mexico. Check out the recent video for Stuyedeyed track 'Funeral,' below.