12 Galaxies, SF
January 25, 2007
One the recommendation of Zoners, despite the 10:45 start time on a school night, I went to this show. The set is similar to what Turtle saw down south, the did the reggae-Weight, jammed it out and brought it back a couple times, ending with a more familiar Band sounding Jam. They did Percolator, which is one of the tunes on their MySpace page. They also did a song called Flight
Rodney Holmes--eh. Not impressed. He was too aggressive, too forward in his playing, too harsh, not enough finesse, too abrasive for me. In a word...he overplays.
Overall the band was together, they jammed well, they sounded great, and it was LOUD! But I didn't realize that 'master of the classic telecaster' meant late 70's power guitar. But Jim certainly has the technique down--he knew all the right riffs and chords, I kept thinking the music was very familiar without being exact, just one off from what I knew. To be expected from a man who's made 'basic licks and classic guitar solos' into a video, I suppose.
Good show, well played, at the best venue in town, the price was right and the beer was cheap, I'm not complaining, I knit through most of the show, that's enough to keep me happy.
That sounds cool Emily. I've never seen someone knitting during a concert but, it makes sense to me.
>>>Rodney Holmes--eh. Not impressed.
sweet!..glad you got to check it out.
yeah i hear you with the rodney stuff. The guy is a great drummer but everyone fluffs him has the greatest thing on earth. I caught Bill Evan's SoulGrass special edition @ the bluenote in the village on friday night. Dave Weckl (Chick Corea's Band) runs laps around Rodney! Sorry Rodney..
Yeah, it was fun having a private show. I say private, because there was hardly anyone there. The most I counted was 33. During the encore, I counted 28, so they did a pretty good job of keeping the crowd engaged.
Of course, if us Zoners weren't there, the room would have been EMPTY. And as it was, it was a smoky show!
Too bad about the turnout. They kinda got ripped off. Being an out-of-town band, they should have had a local act on the bill, too, to fill it up a little.
Jim told me that he got a contact high from all of the smoke. They will be coming back to the west coast before the year is over and they will also hit points north.
>Jim told me that he got a contact high from all of the smoke.
Gotta love SF!
This was basically Steve Kimock Band without Kimock and with Jim Weider. He is no Kimock but no slouch either. Mitch, Rodney and Steve (bass) looked to be having fun.