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Barbacoa, Pick Shredder & Stick Shredder and Junktiques band at Junktiques collective, Milton Busker And The Grim Work at Light Club Lamp Shop and Jesse Taylor Band at Radio Bean November 17, 2018   Leave a comment

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Barbacoa pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago. I had one show in mind and saw a couple that lined up nicely with it. I got out of work and had a little time to settle, then took the short walk over to Junktiques Collective. They are an antiques store who have a party every year to celebrate their birthday. They promised lots of music, so I had to stop in.

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Junktiques band pic by Tim Lewis

The normally cluttered store was mostly empty, except for a myriad of collectables on the wall shelves and ceiling. A group of players were in a circle jamming out some polka music I think they were calling themselves the Junktiques band but they were definitely there to celebrate Brechtoberfest. They sang a song called the giveaway song and said that the band was all about diversity. They played a lot of music that I did not go but seemed like it was from a time long ago. They played with styles a little, and overall had an eastern European Gypsy Mariachi vibe. Phin joined in the fun by juggling for a while. It was a fun set.

Soon after Jason sat at the drums and his son plugged in his guitar. I think they called themselves Pick Shredder and Stick Shredder, They rocked out a couple of surf rock instrumentals that were quite fun. It looks like the next generation of musicians is on its way.

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Pick Shredder and Stick Shreeder pic by Tim Lewis

Since it was his party, Phin took center stage and recited the poem The Devil And Billy Markham. A guitar player thew in a few quiet licks and the whole presentation was fun.

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Phin pic by Tim Lewis

Soon after that, my watch said it was time to go and I took the shorter than usual walk down to Light Club Lamp Shop. I got in and settled and Milton Busker And The Grim Work began their album release show. With a lush acoustic rock sound they find notes that just bring you up into a happy place. I settled into the show with a smile. They opened with The Basement Song then rocked out Glad To See You Go. They shone beauty into the room with That Person Aside You then spoke about the result of working too much on Baby Let My Money Keep You Warm. The next song was a bit of a Lost Cause then they sang about Jesus In Chains. They sang about letting you down then added some extra weight with 16 Tons Of Gold and Gravity. They bopped their way through Let’s then let loose the gorgeous new song about stars. They sang don’t let me down then ripped out a super-fast Eleanor Rigby. They sang about the Devil’s Hand then played a cool cover I did not know. Ordinary Day started and ended as Milton solo, but the band ripped up the late middle section. They played a song for the internet, then told us about all of the things they have done. We clapped as they stomped and sang there is nothing we can’t do. That was going to end the show but the large audience demanded another. They sang a cool song about dark matter and called it a night.

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Milton Busker and the Grim Work pic by Tim Lewis

I headed out quick and took the long walk over to Radio Bean. Jesse Taylor was on and rocking with her band. They had a slow bluesy inviting pop sound. I caught four songs and really enjoyed them. The last was a rocker called Hey You that is pretty cool. I’ll have to check the band out again soon.

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Jesse Taylor Band pic by Tim Lewis

I had to work in the morning so I headed towards home, but had to take one more musical chance. I wandered back to Junktiques and made my way into the packed room. Barbacoa were on and rocking hard. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. Phin even danced on his counter. The band were in middle of the instrumental jam that fell into Secret Agent Man and their dark surf sound was wonderful. They finished up then dove into Love Potion #9. They mixed up their trademark instrumentals with originals with words such as the fun version of Dragonfly. They tossed in classics like Stepping Stone, Country Roads, and I Wanna Be Sedated. Everyone was having a great time and it was a fantastic rock and roll vibe. I caught about 10 songs before they called it a night.

I headed out quickly and took the short walk home. It was another incredible night of music in our town.

 

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Barbacoa pic by Tim Lewis