MUSIC: Smith & Weeden Twangs AS220
Monday, March 11, 2013
A light version of Vudu Sister featuring Amato Zinno on upright bass, Diane O'Connor on violin along with "The Sister" himself Keith McCurdy on guitar and vocals started off the night showcasing the acoustic folky side of Keith's band. "Underground", "Psalms", "Sober Driver", "Revival", "Daughter Of The Woods" featuring The Sugar Honey Iced Tea's Kate Jones, "The Quiet Man", "Household Items", "One Of A Kind", "Buffalo" and the folk classic "John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man" was lovely, Keith's songs no matter who is on stage with him are brilliant with each one telling a story. Vudu Sister are currently working on raising funds via Indiegogo to release their second album Household Items, check out the page for it and do what you can to help out an awesome band.
A band I guarantee will be the next big thing to hit the Providence music scene like a wrecking ball, The Washingtons came up next with their groovy, soulful blend of rock & roll and were absolutely dynamic. "Used To Be", "Raccoons", "Morning Blue", "Sunglasses" and "Screw Jack" were part of a set that made people move and had them basking in the greatness. The Washingtons will be at Local 121 on March 23rd with Moniker from Boston, go check out the show and enjoy one of the most exciting bands you'll ever see.
Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen
Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen are another one of those young bands in Rhode Island that are full of energy and it's always a pleasure to see them play, genuine rock & roll that comes straight from the heart. "Damaged Girl", "Yearlong Autumn", "Good Week", "I Can't Feel This Way Forever", "Lights Out", "Hey, Look At Me" and "Content" had people stomping their feet and bobbing their head, these guys have so much potential it's ridiculous. Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen have their debut album Join The Club currently available, you better get it because it'll blow your mind into pretty little pieces.
Smith & Weeden
With Ollie Williams on bass, Max Fisher on drums along with Jesse Emmanuel Smith and Seamus Weeden on guitars with Jesse on lead vocals and Seamus on backing vocals, Smith & Weeden capped off the show with their country infused rock & roll that exudes real emotion that any man can relate to. "Wonderin'", "Angeline", "Sunshine", "Boys In Bands", "Aim To Please", "Drinking Through Some Issues", "Playing A Part" featuring Tyler-James Kelly from The Silks playing Jesse's guitar and "Stones" highlighted a performance that nearly blew the roof off the place. Smith & Weeden are currently working on their debut album that's due out this year, one of the many albums from spectacular bands in The Ocean State that you have to look forward to.
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