Sunday, February 18, 2007
Everybody Else at the Orange County Museum of Art
I almost forgot about the free Orange County Museum of Art concert series that occurs on every third Thursday of the month sponsored by Indie 103.1. Everybody Else stopped to showcase their jangle rock/pop songs. Named after a Kinks B-side, Everybody Else plays straight up power trio rock drenched in harmonies. Austin Williams was thumping on a nice Fender Mustang Bass and Carrick Garety(Vocals/Guitar) had a rocking Fender Mustang. Mikey McCormack was punishing his drums all night with a vengeance that cost him a crash cymbal. Carrick also used an E-bow on one of the songs that produced Mellotron like notes. Stylistically one could detect a hodgepodge of influences from the Beach Boys, Cheap Trick, Clash and the Strokes. Song highlights included "In Memoriam" and "Meat Market" and "Rich Girls/Poor Girls". Some upcoming free shows include Venus Infers and Monsters are Waiting which I recommend you attend. It is difficult to beat a night of free art and music. What else are you going to do?