Finding a balance between the visceral and intellectual is one of the trickiest things to pull off in music, but Lisa Bianco manages to do just that. Her songs are evocative and inventive, pulling alternative rock stylings of The Joy Formidable and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s combined with pop sensibilities of Blondie and The Bangles.

A performer emerging from New York City, Bianco has earned laudatory notices from publications such as CMJ ("Distinctive NYC underground songstress"), the Village Voice (“Galvanizing”) and The Aquarian ("Bianco combines down and dirty electrics with addictive, sugar sweet melodies and squeezes the proverbial rock n' roll mainstream juice into her cup of bratty punk snarl. The results are a big, bold biological reaction of compositional passion and vision"). That praise has come in the wake of her electric live performances - shows that erase the distance between artist and audience. Lisa says, “I play and tour because it provides a sense of purpose. I often feel like a messenger. When I’m on stage, I feel so alive, and I work to convey that to everyone.”

Subsequently, her fan base has been a strong and growing one, cultivated by years of hitting the NYC club circuit at venues such as the Mercury Lounge, the Knitting Factory, City Winery, Rockwood Music Hall, Maxwell’s and The Saint in NJ. She has recently done an east coast/Canadian tour, performed several times at NYC’s Anti-Folk Festival on a bill with contemporaries such as Nicole Atkins and Regina Spektor, as well as playing the CMJ Music Marathon and the Light of Day Concerts in Asbury Park (sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile and Jesse Malin).

Lisa is currently touring in support of her latest album, Momentum (released in November 2011), and Lisa explains the title: "I think with every record you make as an artist you grow, build on what you learned from the last album and take in and digest out what inspires you. I feel this record is that. I wanted to write a rock record that was driving, emotional, and introspective. I want to give you goose bumps."

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