Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Swamp Gospel, the Psyatics and the Gentlemen of Four Outs - The Hard Hat Lounge Saturday June 28, 2014

Well, seeing as I played in two of the three bands this night there is a limit to what I can say, but thought I would post some photos, anyway. It was a somewhat subdued night at the Hard Hat, although the crowd seemed to dig all three acts, they were pretty mellow throughout. Maybe it was the heat of the summer, but still, it was a good night.

The Swamp Gospel opened, as usual, and was happy to see some friendly faces in the audience and we made some new fans - always making things worthwhile! (Thank you, Kevin, for the photo!)

The Psyatics were their usual stompin', yelpin', noisy selves and did a terrific set of tunes from their current CD as well as some new smashin' numbers. Sax-man Gene Howley from the Gentlemen of Four Outs sat in on "Today's Big Thing", taking place of the harmonica on the album and, after closing with the wild "Swing on This", they even got an encore with the crazed abandon of the Oblivions' "Trouble". These cats are always a fun blast of garage greatness!

The Gentlemen of the Four Outs closed the night and, after some technical issues with the finicky stand-up bass, we managed to make it through this debut show with little trouble and with some nice (audience) feedback. We hope to be back soon!

Thank you to the Hard Hat Lounge for another fun night of original Las Vegas music!