Concert Triple Header 11-17-2017 – Will Evans  at Rockwood Music Hall 7PM – The Alpaca Gnomes at Arlene’s Grocery 9PM – The Boobies at Rockwood Music Hall 10PM

Concert Triple Header 11-17-2017
Will Evans Music at Rockwood Music Hall 7PM
The Alpaca Gnomes at Arlene’s Grocery 9PM
The Boobies at Rockwood Music Hall 10PM

The #LowerEastSide of Manhattan is certainly a hotbed breeding ground for musical talent. With The Music Matters thirsting for #livemusic after a slowed schedule, last evening most definitely quenched that for us with a triple potpourri of musical excellence

First last evening was #WillEvans at Rockwood Music Hall. This blogger first noticed him at the CONNartists clubhouse show a few months ago. Formally frontman of Barefoot Truth, to call Will a #singersongwriter is a bit of an understatement. A #mastercraftsman of tune might be a better fit. Joined last night with percussionist extraordinaire Doug Fitch (, Will built his special wall of sound using guitar, vocal, as well as dirigadoo loops that encompassed a wide variety of harmony and rhythm for him to bring melody to. While his roots are firm in Westerly, RI he does find himself on tour quite often as evidenced with his recent shows supporting Carbon Leaf. Make sure to experience his unique #tunesmith skills when he’s in your town and most definitely follow him on social media

Next, #themusicmatters wandered around the corner to revisit #TheAlpacaGnomes at #ArlenesGrocery. First seen by this blogger at the 2017 Pleasantville Music Festival on the #PamnationPartyStage the Gnomes and their #Gnomies never disappoint in bringing the party to a higher level. We got the feeling that the band and their loyal followers would have enjoyed a longer set. We certainly would have as we have enjoyed them three times since their July festival appearance. If I were you, I’d set my sites on their schedule for future events as they will warm your insides even on a cool Fall evening such as yesterday.

Last stop for the night found us returning to the #sceneofthecrime where we started at #RockwoodMusicHall. Earlier this year music curator/promoter Pamnation had advised #themusicmatters that #TheBoobies were a must see when in town. We jumped at the chance yesterday. The group, local to NY consists of Josh Brocki (guitars,vocals) Manquillan Minniefee (lead guitar) Jesse Starr (bass) and Ace Jernigan (drums). Self described as “Garage Rock with teeth” the band is all that and much more. Exuberant fans making #bubbles throughout their set is obviously a trademark of their followers. We feel the old school garage rhythms mixed with modern vocal/guitar #wallofsound methods make this combo foursome unique.

Please #share #comment and most of all #follow these fine groups #ontour , #inyourtown and on #socialmedia. Most of all #support #live #indiemusicwhenever you can

For more #information on these groups and the musical curators, promoters who raise our awareness of them:

Will Evans
The Alpaca Gnomes
The Boobies

and of course

The Music Matters




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I'm a music passionista (Yes that's a word, if not it should be)first then musician (bass guitarista ). This site is to encourage people to seek and enjoy recorded and live music. I work from the positive so, this is more informative and documentary than critical. None of the comments have been solicited nor compensation made for by the artists or other entities. Everything is from the heart. Feel free to comment, contact and of course suggest.

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