Page McConnell returns to the stage at noon today to perform a set for WXPN’s World Cafe series. I saw McConnell’s set at moe.down in August and had my interest piqued, but I wasn’t immediately drawn in by the tunes. Some of them have that post-Coventry gloom-and-doom feel, which I just don’t need to hear about anymore.
That being said, I recently received a copy of Page’s self-titled album and it flat out rocks. Songs such as Heavy Rotation and Back In The Basement are long and jammed out bolstered by the bass playing of Mike Gordon. Page uses a vast array of keyboards, pianos, and synthesizers to create a plethera of amazing sounds throughout the release. I think the awesomeness of this album will catch many fans by surprise.
Look for more about the album and the music soon, as both Ace and I will be attending McConnell’s showcase gig on Wednesday.
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- The Langerado posts continue…check out this awesome recap of the Little Festival That Could from Kitsch Dork
I hope to see either the Allmans or Railroad Earth this weekend. Youseto?