Sunday, May 13, 2012

Beau & the Outfit and the Psyatics - Cheyenne Saloon, Saturday May 12

Beau & The Outfit is not afraid to play shows even when a member or two can't make it out that night. This time their drummer was unavailable, so they decided to do an acoustic set. Not what you would normally expect in a Las Vegas dive bar, but Beau & his crew (tonight made up of guitarists Jon Wolske and Hoz) gave a terrific performance of intimate tunes with personal lyrics, some fine playing and superb harmonies. Quality all around!
Closing the night were the Psyatics - an energetic garage combo made up of ex-members of the Yeller Bellies (Rob Bell - voice/bass and Jimmy Krah on drums) and a guitarist (Jack Ball) who makes his living as a classical violinist! So, needless to say, there are many influences at work with these guys. The concept is garage, but there are early punk/new wave sounds (I'm hearing Voidoids in places) as well as rock, heavy metal and everything else in between. More real songwriting here and true talent in the playing. I'm already hearing improvement from their stellar debut last month, so these cats are sure to be a force to be reckoned with!

Thanks to the Cheyenne Saloon for breaking with their tradition of heavy metal bands for this fun night of rock'n'roll!