Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ben Meyercord's Live Music Picks for Wednesday 25th

Hello Dear Readers,

Last night I checked out the Carcrashlander and Rey Villalobos show at Valentines. It was a really good show. The opener was a band called Grandchildren from Phily. They were pretty cool. They had I think five members who all played many instruments. Four of the five guys played drums sometimes they would switch the drummer several times during a song. One guy played drums, bass, trombone, and sang in one song. I was glad that I caught Rey. I saw him a couple weeks ago at Rontoms but the audience was really loud and I couldn't hear him. The crowd at Valentine's was much more respectful. I could hear clearly. This guy has an amazing voice. It is very smooth. He also writes great songs. He was joined at times by Cory Gray and Brian Wright of Carcrashlander. I gotta say I love Brian Wright's drumming. I can't put my finger on why, but I love it. He is always on and fills the drums with subtle and tasteful flourishes. They played a couple songs that I had not heard before including two reggae influenced numbers. Normally I would say that reggae is not the way to go, but they pulled it off.

Wednesday, November 25th

Roadside Attraction is having a show with Tom Thumb (Hinterlands, MN), Leonard Mynx, and Audie Darling. This is a folk show. Tom Thumb is a guy, Andy Arch, who I have heard and liked before. The music slower and well arranged. If I didn't know any better I would have thought they were a Portland band (cause that's we roll here). The show is FREE and starts 9 PM. The show is FREE and starts 9 PM.

If you see me at any of this show, please say "Hi". Cause it is not a big room and it would be awkward if you didn't.

-Ben


Leonard Mynx plays Roadside Attraction tonight.