Saturday, May 21, 2011
I can always count on my musician friends to recommend awesome music.
This recommendation came from my dear friend Lennon Bone. And after my first listen...I definitely owe el boniero.
Tommy & The High Pilots come from Cali, but seem to love the Midwest. Well that works out well, because the Midwest loves them. In their many tour stops in KC, I was only recently able to actually catch them. And I'm not sure which one I like better: CD or Live.
The guitars are energetic beyond control. The vocals are precise and incredible. And the lyrics are infectious to point that I had to watch myself at work and the random outbursts into songs. :) It's like melodic rock mixed with a bit of country and rolled out in fury of folk goodness.
My fav, fav, fav, songs are split between "Where To Start" and "American Riveria".
Here's the first:
And here's the second (not really a vid, but let's you listen to the song right away):
Check out their site: here
6/1 – Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
6/2 – St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
6/5 – Chicago, IL - Sausage Fest
7/9 – Milwaukee, WI- Summerfest
7/14 – Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
7/15 – Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
7/16 – Columbus, OH - The Basement
7/17 – Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
7/18 – West Chester, PA - The Note
7/20 – Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
7/21 – Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
7/22 – New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
7/24 – Dallas, TX - House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
7/25 – Houston, TX - House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
7/26 – Austin, TX - Emo’s
7/28 – Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
7/29 – West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
8/1 – Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
8/2 – Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
8/5 – Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
8/6 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
8/7 – Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
Helping you find your background music. \m/(>.<)\m/