Monday, September 12, 2005

Bloody Tears on a Saturday Night

I didn't make it out to Waxploitation's Crescent City Soul benefit Friday, but I did get up to the Longbranch Inn Saturday to catch the Bloody Tears. Sadly, I arrived just as Nic Armstrong & the Thieves were breaking down. Everyone I talked to said they was great, and Armstrong's album of twang-laden, Kinks-style pop songs would seem to confirm that. Oh well. At least I got to watch the nail-biting fourth quarter of the UT-Ohio State game.

Unbeknownst to me, Transgressors guitarist Jeff Keyton is now tickling keys for the Bloody Tears. I've known Jeff for several years, so I asked him how long he'd been playing with the Tears. "About a year," he said. That's always embarrassing because it announces you haven't seen the group in question in over a year. The Tears put on a solid set of R&B flavored garage rock that included covers of the Parliaments' "(I Wanna) Testify" and Betty Wright's "Shoorah Shoorah." I don't think I'll wait a year to see them again.

1 comment:

Kat said...

My friend Aina says that Nic Armstrong and the Thieves have given her a reason to hang on through the rest of the hot hateful summer. . . and she's a discerning rock and roll girl! (They're playing again Saturday at Momo's.)