Boris McCutcheon, Toubab Krewe, Boston Naturals and Incredible Casuals - coming soon to Esquire magazine's Best Bar in America! That's right, we made it to #1 on the Esquire list - no surprise to you all (or more accurately, thanks to you all). Here's the list that's keeping us company.
And then they interviewed Matt Sugg, who gives it up that women hit on him.
So it's safe to say, things are good around here.
And gettting better because the bands that are heading our way are some of the best we've seen. Bands like Boris McCutcheon on Thursday. He plays high-road hillbilly desert-rat folk, otherwise known as Post-Modern Country. He lives off the grid in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With an outhouse. You can read about him in Steve Almond's book, "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life" (Random House, 2010):
"He spoke in a soft growl and dressed like a mestizo farmer; he had no fixed address. One week he was crashing on a farm in Woods Hole, the next he was with Bones down on the Cape. His pattern of employment was equally erratic. My friend Mitch likes to tell the story of seeing Boris play a Brookline pub and bumping into him the next morning, fixing a sprinkler on the Boston Common. He’d taken a post as an irrigation manager for the city, though he departed some weeks later, after dropping his key ring down a sewer grate, a blunder requiring the closure of a major road and the deployment of numerous city employees along with a giant scooper. He would later memorialize this episode in the song '17 Scoops.'"
We're putting traps on all our drains now.
Then on Friday we've got Toubab Krewe, who blew our minds and jammed our dance floor when they played here a couple years ago. Billboard Magazine said Toubab Krewe "has essentially created the intersection of West African traditional music and American rock."
New York Times wrote: "Asheville, North Carolina may not seem like a stronghold for African-rooted music, but Toubab Krewe has soaked up the patterns and rhythms from Zimbabwe, Congo, Brazil and the Caribbean…"
Boston Herald: "expertly meshed surf guitar with Malian rhythmic patterns, a Dick Dale moves-to-Timbuktu experiment in Afro-California fusion."
Relix Magazine: "deep, Malian desert blues and electric, iconoclastic rock 'n' roll bombast."
If you can get through the happy, dancing throng to get a look at the instruments, it's worth the trip. You're gonna want to be right up close anyway. Tickets are on sale now: http://www.thebeachcomber.com/
On Saturday we kick off the holiday weekend with the Boston Naturals - a cover band with "more chops than Dunkin' Donuts got shops." Think of your iPod on random and you've got it.
And of course Sunday brings the Incredible Casuals - a band that reached cult status quite some time ago. Come see what all the fuss is about.
None of the above tells you what a non-stop party it is in Cahoon Hollow on a holiday weekend. Honestly, half the entertainment takes place off stage. It's so crazy around here, we have to wait til Monday to have our town parade.
Here are your marching orders:
July 1, 10pm $7 (a freakin steal)
July 2, 10pm $15
tickets on sale now (http://www.thebeachcomber.
July 3, 10pm $10
July 4, 4pm $10
Upcoming shows you need to get tickets now for (names are linked to ticketing pages. You're welcome):
John Brown's Body
Built to Spill
Bim Skala Bim
The Original Wailers
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
The Beautiful Girls
Rock and Roll will save your life, and what better place to find it than a lifesaving station. Now let's all do some extra-patriotic oyster shooters.