Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Naught and Electric Sunshine, Oct. 20, 2006 at Slim's

Last night I checked out The Naught, a new band with Erik Sugg (Cherry Valence, Dragstrip Syndicate) and Chris Jones (The Loners, Vanilla Trainwreck, hundreds of other bands) at Slim's. Sorry, but I do not know the bass player. When someone starts paying me to do this, I will do a better job of finding out who is actually in all these bands I go see. Anyway, last night was The Naught's first show, and I was mighty impressed. I've said before that Erik is one of my favorite guitar players in the area. He hadn't been playing for a while, so I'm glad to see he's out there again. Chris was tight as always, and the unknown (to me) bass player was really good too. They played a few covers as well as some Nuggets-style garage rock with a little bit of shoe-gazing swirl. Check out the feedback-laden jam that Erik puts on in the video. I just wish my memory card hadn't filled up before the song was over.

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Electric Sunshine is Eddie Taylor and Paul Dressel, both of Big Joe. Eddie has been in lots of bands that I love, including The Loners. Electric Sunshine also has a Nuggets feel, but a little more diversified. Several songs included hints of Big Joe's country-ish guitar rock, and one, possibly my favorite, was certifiably funky.

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