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Fontana’s, Birthdays, McKibbin OH MY!
June 14, 2009, 7:56 pm
Filed under: music and musings

Last night felt like six nights wrapped in one.  I saw about five bands and was at three different places, completely different atmospheres, genres, etc…

I went down to Fontana’s in Chinatown which smells strongly of trash and met up with my good friend Anastasia to watch Barry Marino playing with his band The Hush Now (Thehushnow.com).  Their set was really great. Fun, good energy songs with keyboards, jangly guitar and harmonizing vocals.  I thought they were pretty great, but I was so hungry that it felt like the longest 45 minutes of my life despite enjoying the music. We then walked about 20 minutes to Anastasia’s car and drove to a birthday party where Gunfight! performed a drunken set and got attacked by a giant pig dog/Irish Terrier or whatever they are called.

Then we walked over to the McKibbin lofts to catch Werewolves (http://www.myspace.com/amsterdam), Soft Black (http://www.myspace.com/vincentcacchione) and Calypso. Werewolves and Soft Black are about to go on a US tour together.  Werewolves were pretty tight this time, a lot of new songs that seemed pretty dynamic and interesting.  Soft Black was along the similar vein of music and were it not 95 degrees in the steaming loft I probably would have paid more attention. Those bands play together a lot though so I will definitely see them again.

The music I saw last night was this melding of bands I know personally with complete strangers, which is typical, but last night felt like a long drawn out string of events connected only by that one factor.  It was a good night, it lasted forever. Perhaps that means summer has begun.

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