Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Film School, The Henry Clay People and The Parson Red Heads at Little Radio

Little Radio knows how to throw a party. Ten dollars for three bands and all you can drink? It was the perfect way to wind down the July 4th weekend.

The Parson Red Heads

The sunny weather was a perfect backdrop for the summer soaked tunes of The Parson Red Heads. A fewer number of Parson Red Heads hit the stage which actually enhanced their particular set as the focus shifted to Evan Way (Vocals/Guitars) who gently strummed his Fender telecaster as he led the band through some songs from their album King Giraffe. The Parson Red Heads also played "Out To Sea" and "Got It All" from their recently released EP Owl & Timber. "Punctual as Usual" was one of the stand out tracks of their set with the backing vocal harmonies and organ keyboards creeping along in the background. The Parson Red Heads will be heading out with Earlimart for a west coast tour stopping by the Detroit Bar on August 9th with the Henry Clay People.

The Henry Clay People

The Henry Clay People continue to blitz Southern California playing just about every week at some location. Things are looking up for The Henry Clay People as their next full length release will be on Aquarium Drunkard's label Autumn Tone records. I am still enjoying their most recent release Working Part Time on Jaxart records. The Henry Clay People usually have a drink or two prior to hitting the stage but fact that free alcohol was flowing at Little Radio only enhanced the chaos that would unfold on stage. It didn't take too long before empty Colt 45 cans littered the stage as attempts to supply the band with water were feeble. "Working Part Time" was one of the few recognizable songs from their catalog as their other tracks were impromptu covers of the Traveling Wilbury's "Handle With Care" , Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" and Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World". I think multiple hepatocytes were obliterated during their set.

Film School

After wrapping up a successful campaign opening for Swervedriver, Film School is about to embark on another vast U.S tour to support one of my favorite albums of 2007 Hideout. I looked back in the archives and found out that I have covered Film School twelve times. So feel free to check out all my prior reviews of the band. I would like to point out that Dave Dupuis's (Guitars) pedalboard has been reconfigured as he has added an Eventide Time Factor and a Death By Audio Interstellar Overdriver Supreme. I am still researching the make of his vintage green tremolo pedal that had a massive swirl of sound. Film School is playing Spaceland on August 6th to close out their tour and you can bet I will be there.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Any chance of you coming to sd for Earlimart next week? Gimme a shout if you will.