Killer Ghost, Nerve City, Winstons Rock the Tea

July 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · By

FRIDAY THE 24TH @TEA BAZAAR: Killer Ghost / Nerve City / Winstons  9:00, $7

I had forgotten this was going on and was looking forward a quiet night of contemplative time-killing, but once again a good-looking Teahouse show is here to ruin the dream of hermitancy and, through the sheer power of ROCK, drag even the most lethargic spirit out into the downtown whirl. Tonight’s show has a 60’s flavor, each of the bands in its own way drawing on the broken dreams of that decade. Seattle’s Killer Ghost is a garage psych band, with the organ and the reverb and the attitude. Nerve City is the project of Jason Boyer, who spent a time here in Charlottesville, working at Acme Tattoo. The Velvets and the Stones are the bands that come up in considerations of Nerve City. It’s driving through the night music that focuses the wrung-out passions into a dark tuneful straight-line force. Winstons is a garagey soul-rock duo, sometimes slow and sometimes fast but always dramatic, drums and guitar and aching vocals. They all sound good to me, see if they sound good to you.

So it’s one more Tea Bazaar show that you should not miss. Shake off your sleepiness or bowling plans or drinking-in-the-woods plans, your late dinner engagement or need to watch a movie by Pixar or Truffaut, and make your way to the ROCK.

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  • 1 James // Jul 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    presumably this is not the same soul duo named The Winstons who recorded the much-sampled 1969 funk instrumental “Amen, Brother” (source of the fabled “Amen break”)