Who does BRP love? No, no, no, not The Man. I can understand why you would say that since The Man has been my constant companion lately, but it’s just not true. The Man is the classic “means to end” kind of thing. And just you wait: there’s nothing better than sticking it to The Man. I’m getting to the point where it’s just so freakin’ obvious. I hate The Man.
I go back to my original question: who does BRP love? If you said Protomartyr, you would be right, but you guys really know what I’m talkin’ about. It’s Low Cut Connie, the Philly band extraordinaire that has just the best rock show going right now.
Before I get to LCC, I do want to mention one of their opening acts: The Ali Wadsworth band. A highly entertaining act that would fit right in at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, this was one fun set. If you saunter into a show and Ali is on stage, you yell “jackpot” and count your lucky stars (of course, the opposite is true: if you strut in and see Del Mar on stage, you yell “nurse!” and hit that call button often and hard). Anyway, I really liked this set. It was rockin’, it was soulful, and it was just plain fun. And how about this sequined dress and cap? Yummy.
I dragged some people with me to see Low Cut Connie this time. My sister and her husband. My daughter and her husband. Some great friends. And this time, there was nary a worry that I had oversold the band or that someone might not have a good time. I’ve seen LCC before, and I’ve successfully tested them on Jonathan and Sarah. I was confident. I was right. Again.
I also know right where to stand for an LCC show. Center front. There will be no moshing, there is nothing to have to worry about in that regard. Center front means that you get to enjoy everything that Adam Weiner and the boys have to offer. Lots of honky tonk and boogie woogie piano, electric guitar, pounding drums, and great old-time-meets-modern-lyrics songs that just rock. I’m not quite sure why there aren’t 10,000 fans checking out these guys, but I’m happy that I can drop $20 and stand right in front while Adam blows my mind.
Is this band tight? Unbelievably so. These guys are so well rehearsed that they don’t need song lists, they don’t need to banter, they know when to do what, and the entertainment is non-stop. Maybe people don’t understand what is going on here, but I’m getting it, and everyone who sees them with me is happy to do so. Are they perfect? Nah, their new album is spotty, with some great songs and some not-so-great, but they have plenty of terrific material. I do want to see them play “Say Yes,” and they haven’t done that yet for me. But otherwise, I’m pretty freakin’ satisfied.
Did I take lots of pictures? Sheesh, this is BRP, and I was right up front. I just kept my camera in my hand and snapped away whenever. I’m going to flash quite a few on you, more than I’ve ever done on BRP. And I sure as hell hope you enjoy. Away we go:
Let’s get it over with right now: if you get a chance to see LCC, jump at the opportunity. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Just freakin’ go. I promise you will be satisfied with your entertainment selection.
What’s next? Well, I’ve got stuff in the can that is just about ready to pop on the screen, and I’ve got another concert coming up. An oldie but goodie featuring one of the best bands ever out of Northern Ireland. Are you with me? Good, then hang out here, wait for me to tell The Man to stick it, and then we’ll move merrily forward. You know what I think of you. Must I say it yet again? OK, I love my BRP loyal reader(s). And with that, I blush, and wish you a lovely day.
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My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.