(lots by pals #humblebrag)
And The Accidentals
I was lucky enough to see The Beths here in Kansas City on their last US tour, pre-Covid. I read some good reviews, but didn't know they would pack the club they played to over-spilling. I was pressed up against the stage and loved every minute of it. Talked to them after the show and they were super nice.
BTW, I was shocked to see Viagra Boys on Jimmy Kimmel's show last week. It's on YouTube and they seem to be pretty awesome live.
Love your Weekly Croissant! Discovered (by seeing in concert) Eilen Jewell this summer; Michigan Rattlers are still flying under most radar; Alice Howe has a new cd releasing soon; thank you for sharing your thoughts along with your music!
I love all kinds of music. I seem to find a few new obsessions each month. As a long time Rock fan, I am always looking for proof that the genre still has some life. I have recently found it in two raucous and snotty bands. Viagra Boys, from Sweden, and The Chats, from Australia, are keeping the flame of Rock aflame.
Have been digging the new Viagra Boys album, "Cave Life" and the new Chats album, ahem, "Get F*cked." I have also been compelled to go back into both band's back catalogues. Some much fun and Rock & Roll abandon to be had. For a taste, check out video "Punk Rock Loser" by Viagra Boys, and "AC/DC CD" by The Chats. Funny stuff.
Both bands give this older guy hope. Thankfully, my tastes have evolved immensely since my pre-internet Punk Rock youth. But I am always looking for artists who want to kick the doors down and crank things up. The aforementioned two bands have been repeated listening for the last few weeks. They truly put a smile on my face!
You mentioned Kevin Morby last week. We saw him last night and he and his awesome band put on a great show. Been listening to his whole new album, This Is a Photograph, on repeat, with the title track, along with the beautiful Bittersweet TN (with Erin Rae), and Disappearing being the stand outs.
I’ve also been learning some songs on guitar, Tom Petty’s Square One and Rhino Skin, Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky, and Gregory Alan Isakov’s Liars, so those are always on in the car to help memorize the lyrics :)