Rehearsing at High Hat Club for next Thursday’s residency performance. The March edition of Mike & Friends features Jason of J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Yoo Soo of Hemmingbirds. Ready to blow some wigs back with this crew! Delicious Creole/Italian food plus great whiskey, gin and beer selection. 8pm. $5.
These 13 tracks explore the themes of contentment, chasing an alternate American Dream, moments of clarity, moments of failure and wanders between sly social commentary and heartfelt and earnest lyrical waxing’s. Musically it is a wonderful hybrid of sounds, as if they have taken the last 40 years of western music and conducted a hideous operation, dissected the patient and then reassembled it again into a wonderful musical chimera, one that you are simultaneously slightly repulsed and confused by but at the same time you find mesmerizing and beautiful.
This is high octane rhythm and blues meets garage rock meets funk meets…well anything they feel like from boogie-woogie to an occasional strange late night jazz vibe, psych, pop and grunge, all the time being led into battle by squalling keyboards, acid laced organ and punk-blues piano. Full Article