MUSIC: The Turbo AC’s Bring The Lost Electricity Tour To Local 121
Thursday, January 24, 2013
New Hampshire's Tristan Osmond started off the night with his six-string and his Woody Guthrie style voice that was the perfect way to kick it off. "Early Morning Getaway", "When I'm Low", the folk classic "Hang Me Oh Hang Me" followed up with another classic "Tom Dooley", "Until The Cows Come Home", "The Way Of The Wind" and "Backsliding, Reprobate Blues" captivated the audience and made me an instant fan. Tristan has a new album out called "Wandering Time," a record that you better get your hands on.
The tall man with a deep voice and no shoes (he was wearing socks in case you have a foot fetish), Chris Rosenquest came up next with his guitar and a loop pedal to bring some groovy songs with him on stage. Romantic melodies that sound like a mix of Al Green's sexy lyrics, Ben Harper's soul and Elliott Smith's emotion, Chris is one of Providence's best singer-songwriters and he showed everybody why he is. "Good Girl", "Goodbye", "Proper Girl", "In The Yards", "Bruise and Bend" and "Who" mellowed the mood and warmed hearts across the room. Chris has a solo record called The Mason Jar EP that shows how the lovable musician can put you in a good mood no matter how your day is going.
Brian McGee from Wilmington, Delaware rock group Plow United came up to the stage with his guitar and blew everyone away with his emphatic voice. "Hold Sway", "That's When The Night Comes On", "Last Call", his own version of the classic "Long Black Veil", "Hell Is Open All Night" and "Ruin Creek" was part of a fury-filled performance that wowed the audience. Brian has a solo record out called The Taking Or The Leaving that's been out since 2010, one of those hidden gems you must discover.
Lenny Lashley and his Gang of One
Darkbuster's Lenny Lashley and his Gang of One went up next with their brand of folk-punk straight from Boston. "Cambridge-Port Saloon", "Whiskey & Water", "Viva Rock & Roll", "Two Robbers" and "Tryin' To Make It Right" were part of a great set that had everyone rejoicing from the start. Lenny has a self-titled album out that he did with his other backing band The Piss Poor Boys that is an awesome folk-punk record for anyone who has a barroom tale or two.
The Turbo AC's
The Turbo AC's from New York City featuring Kevin Cole on vocals & guitar, The Skinny Millionaires' Mike O'Donnell on guitar and backing vocals along with D'Shawn on drums played a special unplugged set to cap off the night. "Mean Mistreater", "Substance", "Knife Fight", "Primer Black", "Mama Tried", "Kill Everyone", "OD'ed in Denver", "Take Me Home", "Hit The Road" and "You'll Never Walk Alone " had people kicking their feet in the air, dancing like a bunch of musical fiends and singing every word. The Turbo AC's are working on a new album called Radiation that should be coming out later this year. If it's anything like what they played tonight, it should be a doozy. Another awesome night at Local 121, log on to Local121.com or stop on by to be in the know on what's going on.
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