Wednesday, March 23, 2005

subdudes in the Bay Area

Now that I have my tickets for this Friday safely in hand, I have to tell you that the band to see this weekend is the subdudes, playing Friday night at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa and Monday and Tuesday at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz (you can also catch them Saturday night at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, NV). The band has been compared favorably to Little Feat, which I guess is as close as they sound to any band, but any comparison to another band would be unfair to both bands. Formed in New Orleans a decade and a half ago, the band mines its hometown musical roots and the guitar playing and soulful singing of Tommy Malone, the keyboard and accordion (yes!) playing of John Magnie, the inventive percussion of Steve Amedee, and the bass of Tim Cook and bass/guitar of Jimmy Messa for scorching rhythm and blues. Bring your dancing shoes because your feet will insist on moving.
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