Friday, June 06, 2008

The Terrible Twos- Grumpy Bug


Matt Pryor's progression from the indie rock of the Get Up Kids to the adult folk rock of the New Amsterdams to the tot rock of the Terrible Twos may be startling to Pryor's younger fans, but it seems like a natural evolution for more "mature" music lovers. The same melodic shimmer and slightly ironic sensibility are contained in all three Pryor projects. "Grumpy Bug" is one of four downloadable songs at the Terrible Two's MySpace page. If You Ever See An Owl... contains my favorite kids' music since the debut of the Jellydots. The Terrible Twos perform Saturday afternoon at Old Shawnee Days (see link below).

I was mildly disappointed by Sheryl Crow's performance last night, but I adored the effort made by Brandi Carlile. My review is here.

Kansas City Click: Which festival is for you? Flavors include the Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival (Sam Rivers, Airto & Flora Purim, Dirty Dozen Brass Band)), Wakarusa (Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Ozric Tentacles), Rockfest (Stone Temple Pilots, Ashes Divide, Sevendust), Gladstone BluesFest (Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Larry Garner) and Old Shawnee Days (Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, the Terrible Twos).

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