June 27, 2007
More Good Free Music
Here I go, getting all excited about a free concert a whole month out ... like Bluiett. I missed that show (not because I wanted to - I was feeling way punk on Sunday, and had to finish sleeping off a cold. To say I was bummed out was an understatement! Thanks to Andrea for the excellent recap).
Per Brett Underwood comes an announcement re: "another ass-kicker of a free show." Matt Harnish of Bunnygrunt has put together a triple-header at CBGB for July 30. With liberal quotations from Mr. Underwood:
I, Crime from Detroit: "Beyond their stick twirling and alcoholic flair, I, Crime truly is a band of songwriters, creating songs from influences as estranged and arresting as traditional olde-time, power-pop, psyche-punk, honky-tonk, '50s crooning and high-strung, straight-up rock 'n' roll. Their new brand of romantic rock will blow your ears with harsh punk urgency and your mind with excruciatingly gorgeous boy-girl harmonies. Their song, 'It Ain't Right,' reached #1 on Brown Student Radio in Providence, RI, which called their sound 'Back Sabbath meets the Marvelettes.'"
Ryan Anderson of Austin, Texas: "Ryan Anderson is recording and playing a lot in Austin now, but comes from Florida, via Savannah, Georgia. A bunch of us saw him play at Mr. [Jason] Hutto's house party last summer and I've been listening to his TRAINS TAKE AWAY OLD FRIENDS ever since. He is on an extensive tour in support of The Garden Path, which is an album set for release in July 2007 on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records."
Bad Folk from St. Louis: "...and of course, Bad Folk is a St. Louis gem busting out of the alt-country and cow-punk entrapments to make original music with traditional instruments...and with rock-star experience from the likes of Tim Rakel, Anne Tkach, Joey Gavin, Bruk Longbottom and Adam Hesed, they deliver. They should be crammed into that front window and ready to tear through a vicious set for this one, 'cause they always are...the atomic bomb, indeed, but with better intensions than melted faces...somebody mentioned Nick Cave and Tom Waits and David Lynch, but with banjo and slide guitar...don't forget the ladies on bass and drums, sometimes saw and just get your ass out to this show."
As Mr. Underwood notes: "there's plenty of warning for this one, ninnies!" So now, I just have to stay well for the next 30 days...