Sunday, March 08, 2020

The Swamp Gospel, the Implosions, Fuzz SoLow at the Huntridge Tavern, Saturday Mar 7, 2020

The Huntridge Tavern is always a fine place to hang out'n'rock out so we try to play there every couple of months or so. This evening we set up a night with good friends The Implosions and Fuzz SoLow for a fun time from start to finish.

As per usual, the Swamp Gospel opened with our set of soul salvation, snake handlin'n' strychnine sippin', with new songs (that we are currently recording) mixed with our old faves (faves to us, anyway!). Great response overall from old friends and new accolytes alike. (I know some friends took some pix so if anyone has any - send 'em over!) Thanks to everyone who came early and stuck around!

The Implosions are a co-ed band consisting of two rockin' couples who play a mixture of wild'n'wooly garage rock'n'roll and sexy'n'moody Crampsian numbers. Adrienne is a wild front woman with a powerful voice while husband Dave tackles'n'tangles the six-strings (his upgraded, homemade pedal board adding multiple, appropriate effects to his string-stranglin') and Clay'n'Denise hold down the rhythms with talent'n'style. Certainly one of my fave bands in town these days!

Fuzz SoLow is James "Fuzz" Berg playing solo (get it?) as a one-man band with his feet drivin' the percussion and effects pedals'n'splitters adding bass tones to his Stratocaster slayin'. A super talented guitarist, in this incarnation he blasts out funky blues (ala Howlin' Wolf) along with interpretations of such classics as Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression". Always entertaining, fun, funny and rockin'! He'll be playing with the Psyatics for their record release show at the Double Down on Mar 27, so be sure to check that one out!

The Huntridge is a super place to hang out and, on nights like this, enjoy some of Vegas' best music accompanied by cheap drinks! Thank you to the Huntridge crew for always being accommodating to our musical madness!