Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Rising

A brief concert note for readers in the Tri-State Metropolitan Area: If you're anywhere in the vicinity of mid-town Manhattan today, run, do not walk, to B.B. King's on 42nd street and catch a show -- 8 pm sharp! -- by the Pride of Plainview, New Jersey -- the (honestly) legendary Doughboys.

As you will have gleaned from the above video, said Doughboys (featuring power pop god Richard X. Heyman on drums) are the garage revivalists of your dreams; tonight they're opening for the reformed (and supposedly excellent) Electric Prunes, but if I was a betting man, I'd put good money down to the effect that the Boys will blow 'em away. The DBs also have an absolutely killer album out -- get yourself to the band link above and order it now. Seriously -- what the hell are you waiting for? Just do it!


Rinjo Njori! said...

These guys come off as less soulful and frantic Woggles. Still pretty good, if not great.

Would love to see the Prunes.. oh well! Wife's got a meeting and we got kids.

Rinjo Njori! said...

Not too mention I completely confused these guys with the Canadian Doughboys.. Glad to see it wasn't them.

Kid Charlemagne said...

There is something disconcerting about a 50+ year old guy still wearing a Brian Jones haircut.

steve simels said...

KC --

If I had to guess, I'm pretty sure that's a Brian Jones wig.

Although, having just seen "Shine a Light," it's astounding to me, but both Ronnie Wood and Jagger appear to have their own hair, totally unthinned by the passage of time.

Anonymous said...

RE: Their own hair:

Their own hair and dyed to perfection.


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

It's a-nice! And the two opening chords reminded of the 2-chord riff you hear here -- always a good, good, good, good thing. In my book anyway.

steve simels said...

who am:

Did Drake Levin have the toughest guitar sound of any band of the mid-60s or what?

Incidentally, the number one song in Friday's listomania has your name on it...just saying.