Alexandro Escovedo and band at the Starlite Room Monday night. Hot and sweaty and sexy. Amazing. Estimated median age of the audience: 45. Usual audience age for that venue: 20.
Smashula & A Bunch of Marys at the Black Dog on Wednesday. My neighbour plays bass in Smashula and rocks out big-time. A Bunch of Marys is fronted by Mike McDonald, whom I've admired since the days of Jr. Gone Wild. Plus this bass player, I first met the summer after high school <mumble> many years ago. Hadn't seen him for years. Nice mix of originals and covers. Best moment of nostalgia: "No Matter What" by Badfinger. It took me back to the seventies, under the covers late at night listening to 630 CHED on my blue plastic transistor radio. I still know every word to that song.
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