Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Gary Moore, 1952-2011

Video stream of Gary Moore's "Nothing's the Same"

I never cared for this version of Gary Moore. His stints with Thin Lizzy didn't do much for me either. His decidedly European guitar work on languid late-career blues-based material, however, never failed to move me. Moore died Sunday.

I can imagine a parallel universe in which The Decemberists are my favorite band. In a world without the likes of Chuck Berry, James Brown, John Coltrane, Dr. Dre, Iggy Pop or Richard Wagner, I might dedicate myself to polite chamber rock. The addition of Sara Watkins tremendously enhanced The Decemberist's performance last night at the Uptown Theater. Here's Tim Finn's review.

Finn composed an excellent portrait of Making Movies. The band's video for "Tormenta" was my top Kansas City video of 2010. The song is available as a free download at Bandcamp.

Kansas City Click: Matt Otto brings his new "folk jazz" band to Jardine's on Tuesday.

The New Vintage Big Band plays Wednesday at Knuckleheads.

Lynch Mob appears at Crosstown Station on Thursday.

(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)

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