Review – The Nods, Abernathy, the Weathermen Underground at The Cavern, Feb 20 2009

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-photos by Mike Latschislaw

the cavern
the nods
the weathermen underground
and alverstone
what a night
the nods shocked me into
movement
having listened
to a recent cd
that does Not Capture
their sheer
in
tens
i
ty!
you’re on (now)
my Must/Dance
list

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weathermen underground
always! is!
the feedback
was too much
(i always wear plugs)
so many people index
finger stucking
plugging
ear/holes

“she wanted to touch my bangs.
I said, don’t touch my bangs!
they’re
(pause)
purr
fect,” says a saucy she.
and they are purr/fect
blonde on blonde
bob dylan
bangs.

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before the alverstone set,
bobby says,
and points with his shoes,
“this is a perfect pedal
set up. my clear pedal,
on the left. my distortion
pedal in the middle.
and my loud pedal
on the right. and i press
my distortion and loud
and presto –”
“your purr/fect pedals!”
says me.
“yeah! now that’s a sound guy!”
says he.

we need to see
more alverstone
oh kevin
you are a lead man
you engage
the eyes
the need to be free
to dream of being
the singer
the song
the neil diamond
the mick jagger
the neil young
the boss
the shane
the elvisssssssssssssssssssssss
the tom fun orchestra!

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene
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