When I get the chance (or if I can’t hand it off to someone else) to call New York clubs and figure out exactly what the booking practice is. Aren’t there rules about this stuff? Where’s the Unions?
Winner – CBGB Fest – The leap forward from 2013 to 2013 has been huge and the Thursday night gig at Bowery Electric, 30 bands between 7pm and 4am, is already legendary (Jahn Xavier is documenting who played and we will share it once it’s finished).
Charging Cheri $200 to play? That’s really mean spirited and petty. You own a handful of clubs in Manhattan, why are you shaking down Cheri Dahl for $200? So much for punk rock lives on the Lower East Side.
They took me “high above this town and made me a silhouette against the night.”
I wasn’t surprised the Del Lords were killing it, their first album in 19 years, The Elvis Club, is one of the best year. It is like garage rock grown up
At some time I start to wondering, why am I staying up late, getting shoved and pushed, to watch OK versions of Clash songs by talented denizens of the Bowery, but not much more? On television?
A brilliant bassy bellow of a voice, tailor made for soul and from an Earth moving “Someday We’ll be Together” through a handful of astounding and big ballads that make a mockery of the limitations of a two person band, Jahn sang his heart out and was barely more than puddle of sweat by the time he got to a brutal blues number “The Miner Song”
Stumblebunny were a hard hitting relation of the UK’s pub rock and scuzz rock and metal riffing. Fast, clear, devastating and lead by Chris’ still discernable Iggyish good luck though the secret is probably David Whites scattershot and deadly guitar solos. They are fast and fluid moments of ferocity in a fast and furious show which, despite these cats being in their 50s, maybe 60s, showed no rust, no age, and oodles of charm.
But it is Suzanne’s show and whether throwing back her hair and growling or crouching and roaring, she is not just a very powerful voice, Suzanne is the package. An entertaining, provocative and enjoyable lead singer who can really sing the blues. The band is at the Bitter End, January 13th, try and catch em.
Wynn’s band the Miracle 3 is a very good,psychedelic sludge jam band, and Wynn is an economical and smart live performer. The band jammed out but it was a sparse live jamming, the solos kept to a minimum as they went in search of community. of a groove. And found it just about always
I know Amy!!!