Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Mynabirds (6/1/10)

My first concert in nearly two weeks.  How odd.  I wasn't even planning on seeing a show last night, but The Mynabirds were a late (and very pleasant) discovery.  When writing my Spangle article, I scour the local venues to make sure I didn't miss any shows, and was pleasantly surprised they were playing the Beachland Tavern.  This was also the same night as the Holy Fuck show at the Grog (how was it Bill?), but I opted for my folky side.

Opening was Alan Madje Band, who I've seen open several times now... Not bad.

Next was a recent Cleveland import, Cowboy & Indian.  Something I wasn't quite expecting.  Two members, a guy and a girl.  The girl walked out in skin tight spandex outfit with her belly exposed.  Now you might think that sounds tacky, but she pulled it off pretty well - especially the little belly dancing number she did during one of the jams.  Kind of hard to classify their music, but I wouldn't mind seeing them again.

Now the Mynabirds...  they are a sweet bunch.  This was the first night of their tour and they were anxious to play, having been in the van since Omaha.  Here's a little bit about them from NPR (listen to the story):

Laura Burhenn is the voice and driving force behind the soulful band The Mynabirds. Originally one-half of the indie-rock duo Georgie James, Burhenn began to write for The Mynabirds in the spring of 2009. Retreating to the mountains of Oregon with producer Richard Swift, she recorded a bold and powerful debut, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood. The album conjures images of a night spent dancing to classic soul records.

Check out their new video from yesterday (below).  Also pick up their new album, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood!  You won't regret it.

The Mynabirds (6/1/10)
The Mynabirds (6/1/10)


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