Two Bands and an Acoustic Act
Just was checking my email and have gotten a couple emails from folks in Myspace. In the process of coming and going from my Myspace account did stumble across two bands that caught my attention. Maybe it is just a case of not having looked or listened to much of anything for awhile now.
Regardless of what the cause, I found two acts that just made an impression. The first one was Agents of Karma, I checked out their page and several of their songs. They just had a classic rock sound-basically. The guitar was there. Some very cool bass-maybe a dash of funk in there. The vocals worked. Reminded me of a few bands. One tune was reminding me of the Chili Peppers. Last tune I checked out owed a serious debt to Deep Purple’s Child of Time, which made me like it that much more. So this three piece has the musical chops, they have some nice original tunes, and they are willing to work within the genre – play with it.
They are doing a show this Friday at Desmond’s Tavern, which i have no idea about, but from what I heard on Agents of Karma’s Myspace page, might be worth finding this Friday.
This evening, as I am watching Law & Order, (yeah that is still my show. . .) I again signed into Myspace and realized I had a few friend invites outstanding. One of which was from Set theory, a band local to Westchester. I had seen various things from them before but just have not been looking or thinking bout such things. Anyway, these guys are more into a contemporary alternative sound. They only had one tune, but I liked it. Sadly as I sat listening, and digging the vocals, I read that they are now looking for a new vocalist. Regardless, I liked what heard and hope they return to the scene, vocalist and all.
Lastly, as I debated whether to sit down and write this up I realized that Lorraine Leckie was doing a show at Banjo Jim’s this Saturday, December 5th, and then on the 8th it looks like she is on the radio on 99.5. Lorraine came up to Yonkers this summer and did a set at one of my last acoustic shows. She came up with another artist, a dude by the name of Wallace. Both of them did great sets, with sadly little or no audience. Regardless it worked. It was a fun gig. It is good to see she is out and about and she is definitely worth checking out!
It is easy to bitch about Myspace, but once in awhile you remember what it can offer.