June 13, 2008

The Huxtables and Dan P. @ The Red Room

I can’t remember the exact words, but I think that the call from the crowd towards the end of The Huxtables set was: “Where can we buy the album?!?” Of course this was answered by a bit of a laugh from the band, and those in the know, because after a decade or so of live shows The Huxtables have yet to produce a tangible release... that I know of. The power-pop / pop-punk quintet, firmly anchored by playful lyrics, enthusiastic backing vocals and a stellar rhythm section, plays FUN music accompanied by humorous showmanship and theatrics—nothing short of entertaining.

Dan P. writes catchy pop songs with hilarious lyrics. I recommend catching them both at a smoked-filled, dimly-lit dive bar near you… if you happen to live in Santa Cruz.

Ultimately, this is less of a review and more of a reiteration of the call from the crowd: “Where can I buy the album?”


Mona said...

Nightrain, you're hysterical. You should come to NYC and see Wolf Parade with me, then we can write a joint review for QCM. BTW, your user name... I take it you're a huge GNR fan as well? :)

Nightrain said...

Oh, I totally would—I love me some NYC & Wolf Parade—however, I don't think I'll be leaving The City for bit.

Some of my upcoming shows: Islands, The Explorers Club, The Hold Steady, Download Music Festival (Yeasayer, Alberta Cross, The Whigs, Datarock, Tapes 'N Tapes, and more), The Outside Lands Music Festival (The Black Keys, Black Mountain, Manu Chao, Broken Social Scene, Drive-By Truckers, Bon Iver, and some others)...

Big GnR fan, but that is only part of the names origin... cheers.

Mona said...

The Hold Steady! Man, I don't know why, but I just can't get into them.

I'm with you on Yeasayer, Tapes 'n Tapes, Broken Social Scene... wow, Manu Chao, that's gotta be incredible live. Now I'm a little j.

Is WP playing in San Fran this summer? I highly recommend the show. We can compare reviews.

Nightrain said...

100% Hold Steady, 80% of the time. The Hold Steady be dude music, with dude oriented lyrics. I find this appealing, but I can understand why someone wouldn't.

With that said, everyone I know who has seen their live show is smitten with their debauchery and charm.

Mona said...

Hmm, that's just odd. I typically like "dude music" especially if it's charming and full of debauchery. Why can't I get into them? And yes, I've heard their live shows are ridick.

Maybe you should email me the right songs/albums to get... clearly, I've missed something!