Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Evangenitals at The Silverlake Lounge, 12-29-14

"How Can I Choose"
Last night I saw a great lineup of bands at The Silverlake Lounge, including two bands whose 2014 releases made my list of favorite CDs of the year. Kicking off the night were The Evangenitals, whose Moby Dick; Or, The Album is on that list. They started their set with “Ahab’s Leg,” a nice slow version like that on the album, and followed that with “Just Stay Away.” Because they were a foursome last night, with Juli Crockett and Lisa Dee backed by just bass and drums, “Just Stay Away” had a more stripped down sound, with Joey Maramba’s delicious bass being very prominent. “Quee Queg” was performed with more of a funky R&B bass line and “sha-ba-dooby-doo” vocals. They also did a couple of covers:  a nice, slow version of The Dead Milkmen’s “Dean’s Dream” from the album Big Lizard In My Backyard, and an excellent rendition of “Live And Let Live,” a country song made popular by Marty Robbins. And it’s always a treat to hear the incredibly fun “How Can I Choose.”

Set List
  1. Ahab's Leg
  2. Just Stay Away
  3. Quee Queg
  4. Dean's Dream
  5. Turbulent Flow
  6. How Can I Choose
  7. Live And Let Live
  8. (I am having trouble recalling the name of this one)
Here are a few photos from their set:

"Quee Queg"
"Quee Queg"
"Dean's Dream"
"Turbulent Flow"
"Turbulent Flow"

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