Two great bands, one rip roaring, rockin’ night. The Crocodile played host to Black Pussy of Portland, and Ume of Austin Texas.
Black Pussy has a very ’70s rock look, and the ’70s-’80s rock sound to match. Reminiscent of Black Sabbath at times, but with a psychedelic rock twist, they were pretty decent with some tight guitar licks. The drummer was the most entertaining part of the stage. Dean Carroll was very entertaining and even stole the show at times. This is music for a crowd that’s ready to smoke out and rock out.
Even though Ume showed up late due to van troubles, they set up quick. A short sound-check and they jumped right in. Lauren Larson (vocals & guitar) never disappoints. She is a leg-kicking, vocal-screaming, guitar-ripping front woman! Ume is promoting their new album Moments.
Word to the wise. Follow our pal Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet's Instagram page @andrewjoslynmusic.
He's giving sneak previews of his symphonic work on network TV commercials and pop songs. Every student of violin and cello should be following his page. But so should you. You have heard Andrew and his writing on Grammy winning hits by Macklemore and Kesha.
...and his work with folks like Ethan Anderson to save the music industry locally and globally with the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs is something to watch.
Or don't follow him and life will be a little less colorful and inspiring, but sometimes you don't notice how good life can be without good art and good friends.
In that respect Art is dangerous because you will need more. Andrew has plenty in the vault... ... See MoreSee Less
If you love music and want to make a difference, Please support our friend Andrew D.B. Joslyn and this important cause. #DistrictAdvocateI’m excited to be joining the @recordingacademy in an effort to push critical legislation to help music creators around the country get the support and financial assistance we so desperately need to stay afloat. I’m leading a couple of meetings with Senator Maria Cantwell and my state representative Pramila Jayapal - and looking forward to joining with my fellow musicians, industry professionals and educators on doing our part to preserve our industry during Covid-19. #districtadvocate ... See MoreSee Less