There's a lesson to be learned in all things... That's true in life and it certainly seems to be the case in music. One of my greatest lessons in sound this year came back in March when I learned, once again, that extraordinary art can spring forth from the most unlikely or most unexpected of places. On a publicist's tip I headed into Cambridge to see California's Brown Shoe.
Exceeds All Expectations - It was a cold March night in Boston the last time this band was in town. The prospect of yet another west-coast indie band - amid a hectic work week after a few nights of other bands.... Well, let's just say I was hopeful but not terribly enthusiastic. As it turned out, taking the time to see Brown Shoe was one of the best decisions I've made all year. (And based on the number of shows we see, that's saying something!) For about 50 minutes late last Winter, I was warmed and completely renewed!
This track amidst a strong 14-song lineup on Brown Shoe's highly recommended third album titled, "Jackalope." I am dragging everyone here at RSL to this show tonight to check these guys out first hand. For those near: I hope you can make the show for which the band has but one goal: to transcend the moment and to thoroughly entertain.