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 (http://www.dougfitchpercussion.com/), 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.
For more #information on these groups and the musical curators, promoters who raise our awareness of them:
Will Evans http://willevans.com/
The Alpaca Gnomes https://www.thealpacagnomes.com/
The Boobies http://www.wearetheboobies.com/
and of course
The Music Matters https://musicmakeslifematter.com/