Weekend Picks & Peeks: July 26-28

The weekends in major cities can be overwhelming-so much to do and see with so little time. In order to make your life a little easier, I’ve decided to tell you exactly where to be and when, so the only decision you’ll need to make is whether you need another beer or should you get a funnel cake. There’s a couple different cool fests going … Continue reading Weekend Picks & Peeks: July 26-28

The Dirty Pigeons Debut Album

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At the tail end of December 2011 I found myself at The Empty Bottle to see The Buddies perform right before Christmas. They had asked Kari to take some pictures beforehand that they might use as press shots, so we spent much of the first bands set downstairs in the green room. When we emerged, the speakers were blaring, and the sound immediately caught my attention. Most of the lyrics were unintelligible, but the guitar playing was crystal clear. The first thing I thought of was Neil Young. The long-haired gentleman playing in front of me was obviously influenced by the master, but it was more than that. The style was similar, yes. The feeling I got was also dead on. Brian Morrissey of The Dirty Pigeons plays the guitar with his whole body, and pours his soul into every note.

After that day I moved on and didn’t really think that much about the band again. I had a copy of the sampler CD that they had out for display, but I’m not sure if I ever listened to it. And then, out of the blue, I got an email from the band asking if I’d like to hear the record they just finished. I flashed back to that day at the Bottle and replied without even thinking. If they could sound that good with a sound system that is far from perfect, just imagine what they could do with the time to perfect every note! Continue reading “The Dirty Pigeons Debut Album”