Sunday, March 14, 2010
Video of The Jackets at 42nd Street
Raleigh's 42nd Street isn't normally on my list of regular music venues. Food venues, yes. It's the only local seafood place my Carteret County friends and I wholeheartedly approve of. Music-wise, they tend toward cover bands, and as you can see from the photos, they don't exactly have a great stage set up. But some folks whose musical opinions I trust raved up and down about The Jackets, who were at 42nd Street on Thursday. Knowing that the band is led by the supremely talented Roger Gupton, and that the show was both early (9:30-ish) and free made the decision to go a no-brainer. Turns out the sound in the place isn't that bad, even if the lighting is terrible. We caught a bit of the show, and liked the band's rootsy rock. Turns out they're not really as alt-country-ish as I had assumed. Check out the video below. Oh, and that's not Scott McCall on guitar, even though it sure does look like him. It's a guy named John Teer.
The Jackets from Mann's World on Vimeo.