Freshly out is Very Nice, Very Nice, the spiffy debut EP by Boston's own Young Tremors. This Saturday, they'll be cracking this baby open like a tallboy of 'Gansett with a Very Nice, Very Nice release show at Precinct in Somerville along with the Dirty Truckers, Watts, Memphis 59 (actually from Viriginia) and Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals. The Tremors have sort of a Replacements-working-out-the-Kinks thing going on--which is to say they enjoy rock music with raspy yet chummy vocals and surly guitars that incite pelvic business. But there's a dose of soul tucked in there too. If Motown was a gas station, this would be on the radio in the garage. Can I have my coffee now?
definitely. This is a guy who owns multiple silk scarves, purple shoes,
and just a couple weeks ago had a hat consultation. I'm not making that
up. But like a wild styllion (you read that right), you don't want to
get in his way, lest you wanna be trampled.Educate my shiz: You were a Hyphen, yes? What would you say is the biggest difference between the Hyphens and yon Tremors?First
the music. The Hyphens were much more straight-ahead rock. It was more
of a roots rock meets punk rock thing. Young Tremors fall somewhere
between Motown and Motor City. A lot more of a soulful side that the
Hyphens just didn't have. And that leads to second difference, which is
the live show. While the Hyphens simply played shows, Young Tremors PUT
ON a show. Our goal is to entertain and get people dancing. And we
certainly don't waste time trying to please other musicians.
Someone attending your release show unwittingly, say, at the behest of
a friend from work, will enter Precinct and experience: what?Fun.
Loud, bouncy, sweaty, head-bopping fun. Music that makes them say,
"Wow, I could hear this around here, for some reason I wanna dance."
With some help from Tad Overbaugh, Memphis 59, Watts and the Dirty
Truckers, we'll be providing the soundtrack to one helluva night. Oh
and cheap beer, cheap CDs, swag, food...yeah, all that, too.
[YOUNG TREMORS + DIRTY TRUCKERS + MEMPHIS 59 + WATTS + TAD OVERBAUGH & THE LATE ARRIVALS | Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somervillle | February 27 @ 8 pm | 21+ | $10 | 617.623.9211 or www.precinctbar.com]