Thursday, November 29, 2007
Dumptruck- Hung Out On a Line
Back To Rockville tipped me off about the forthcoming Big Dipper reunion. For guys of a certain age (ahem), this far more exciting than news about a reunion of the Police or Soundgarden. One of the bands in the Big Dipper constellation is Dumptruck. Their third album, 1987's For the Country, combines the familiar jangle of that era with accomplished roots rock. It's enough to bring a nostalgic tear to the eye of a geezer.
Does anyone else remember the moment when it looked like Vinx was going to be the biggest Kansas City export since Charlie Parker? I guess Vinx was a little ahead of the curve with his jam-band tendencies. Instead of becoming a popular attraction on today's jam-band circuit, he's now living in LA and doing a slick cosmopolitan jazz thing.
Kansas City Click: I'm always startled by how well Max Groove goes over with his audience. Some people genuinely love the smooth jazz thing. He plays tonight at the space currently named the Embassy Bistro.