Sunday, November 30, 2008

Video of Pinche Gringo


Last night I saw Pinche Gringo at Slim's, and though I'm tempted to classify him as a one-man band, I understand he normally performs with his girlfriend. So, even though he calls himself a one-man band on his myspace page, that's not exactly correct. Regardless, Pinche Gringo is the alter ego of Josh Johnson, who drummed for the late, great Spinns. Johnson retains his old band's garage-y rawness; he just strips it down to the barest of the bare essentials (guitar, mic, bass drum and snare drum). In some ways you could compare him to Shake It Like a Caveman, but while Shake It is in the R.L. Burnside school of gutter blues, Pinche is firmly in Hasil Adkins territory. Check out the video below.

Pinche Gringo from Mann's World on Vimeo.

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