Monday, July 13, 2009
Review: Faster Horses at The Record Bar
I previewed and witnessed Pendergast's final show last December. It's only natural, consequently, that I caught the public debut of Tony Ladesich's new band, Faster Horses, Saturday night.
Their first show was a stampede of rip-snorting guitars and galloping rhythms. (I'm so, so sorry.) There were funny moments, too. The guys once referred to themselves as "Fatter Hosses." The members of Faster Horses are no longer young colts. But neither are they candidates for the glue factory.
Rugged work horses, Faster Horses celebrate life's small victories through their obvious love of rock'n'roll. Until they establish a MySpace account, I'll suggest that Faster Horses' sound falls somewhere between "Powderfinger" and "Up On Cripple Creek".
How is it that I only discovered that Alacranes Musical played in my town Saturday when I watched Sabado Gigante on DVR the next day? So much for thinking I'm plugged in...
My friend BGO scolded me for failing to note the passing of Drake Levin. The guitarist for Paul Revere & the Raiders died July 4.
I'm trying as hard as I can to irritate all seven readers of Plastic Sax.
Kansas City Click: I haven't checked recent set lists, so I don't know if my favorite Yes song will be played Tuesday at the Uptown Theater.
(Original image of Faster Horses by There Stands the Glass.)