report filed 2/1/00- 7:16 am- Good show the other night from Psydecar at Winstons. No opener, just a whole-lotta reggae flavored, funky R&B all night long. The music started around 10pm and was still raging when this reporter made his way back to the Anytime/Anywhere studios just a few short blocks away. The place was packed 'til the wee hours. Psydecar had the dance floor rockin' from the getgo- a veritable bump and grind 'fest in syncopated 4/4 time.
Got word from Wise Monkey yesterday that it's been all good on the road so far. The monkeys played the Wetlands in New York City the night before, sharing the bill with Percy Hill. We're told that it was epic and that there are photos coming. Of course we'll post 'em here when we get 'em. We are happy to post the first tour journal from Marty Schwartz! Check out Marty's journal for the inside scoop on what's up with the 1st leg of WMO's US Winter Tour 2000.
It's been a busy week continuing the interviews for the Relix book. Spoke with Jack Casady, the original psychedelic bass monster of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame. In addition to playing with both Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Starship as his schedule allows, Jack is also busy working on new material, and teaching workshops on his signature series of Epiphone bass guitars. We talked about Relix early days in the mid '70s and its coverage of Hot Tuna and the Airplane. He also stressed that the coverage Relix gave his punkish SVT project during the break from Tuna in the late '70s, meant alot to him. Also spoke with Matt Kelly of Kingfish. As a Grateful Dead family insider, Kelly shared some very interesting stories. Fascinating, and in some cases, very surprising stuff. Should make for entertaining reading...
Let's see, what else? Posted a bunch of new
links for your cyber boppin' pleasure,
as well as.reviews of the new CDs from the Blueground
Mickey Hart. Also got CDs form Government Grown
and Mecca Bodega that will be reviewed soon, as well as a nice four song CD
promo from Moses Guest.
Good stuff. Very polished, melodic rock and roll. If you get a chance to check out Moses Guest live, give 'em a whirl...
Speaking of live music, everyone here is psyched for the String Cheese show this Thursday as the 4th and B, here in San Diego. If all goes well, we'll have some photos from the show posted here next week. 'Til then...