Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday night's menu

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Sol Driven Train Comprised as it is of a fiery, big-band blend of world-beat, Southern fried funk and beach-boy (if not Beach Boys) style harmony, a simple description of the tuneage played by this Charleston, S.C., act might lead you to believe that a ride on Sol Driven Train is likely to end up with a final stop in Margaritaville. Thankfully, that's not the case. What is here: tight horn arrangements courtesy sax player Russell Clarke and trombonist/guitarist Ward Buckheister, drummer Wes Powers' tasteful cymbal work, and plenty of bassist Rusty Cole's jar-tight bottom-end phonk. It ain't DMB necessarily, but "SDT" would certainly seem to be on the right track. Rusty Rudder, Cornelius (Timothy C. Davis)

Tartufi Musical adventurers Tartufi don't limit their muse within the confines of indie pop. The San Francisco duo (Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman) flirts with early Pink Floydian experimentation that's one part noise pop, one part psychedelics and heaps of corky songwriting, all creating sound layer with the assist of live looping. They're on the road touring in support of recording Nests of Waves and Wire. With LA Tool and Die and The Imposture Regime. Milestone (Samir Shukla)

Zach Deputy Singer/songwriter/guitarist/looper extraordinaire Deputy had his touring truck stolen back in March and lost all kinds of equipment and music. He got the truck back in April, but no word on whether or not anything was in it – I'm guessing not. The amazing part of the story is that Deputy kept on touring throughout the whole ordeal. His truck had plenty of damage done to it and could sure use some love (and money) these days. In exchange, he'll definitely entertain the hell out of you. Double Door Inn (Jeff Hahne)

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