Friday, June 01, 2007

Bush Tetras- Sister Midnight


I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Bush Tetras are still active. Countless bands- including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Gossip- have incorporated the Bush Tetra's icy funk into their sound. I saw the "No Wave" band open for X and for the Clash in the early '80s. Their Ritual EP received a lot of dorm room spins during that era. Their convincing contribution to We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute demonstrates their dark appeal. So does this insightful video.

This video of Myra Taylor confirms a few of my observations about both the inimitable star and behavior at area clubs. Taylor loves to talk. That's usually a good thing, because she's hilarious. And it's almost impossible to get local audiences to STFU. That still doesn't excuse "shushers," who are almost as annoying as oblviouis yackers. For the record, withering stares work best.

Kansas City Click: I hope you signed up for free Bob Schneider tickets. He's tonight at the Crossroads. Blackpool Lights and OK Jones at the Hurricane are a great backup plan in case of rain.

Another free ride is on tap Saturday. Edgar Winter and Shooting Star are at a Shawnee festival.

I don't intend to miss Alan Jackson on Sunday night at Verizon. This song is among the best mainstream country hits of the new millennium. Brooks & Dunn also perform.


anna said...

Hey, thanks for posting about the Bush Tetras! I saw them live at Cake Shop a little while ago... amazing live band! They really won me over. They're actually releasing a new album in late October through ROIR which includes some really cool live videos and the Ed Steinberg video of Too Many Creeps. It's the firs ttime they've been in the studio in about 10 years, so watch out for it! Haha sorry for the shameless promotion, but I thought you might be interested!

Happy In Bag said...

Anna- Thanks for checking in. I used to work with Neil Cooper 12-18 years ago. Tell him that Bill in Kansas City says "hello."