Comfest Bands To Watch: Friday
Comfest is upon us! Three days of local music, food, vendors, activities, beer and people watching takes place all weekend from June 27th through June 29th. If you plan to go today, here’s four bands you won’t want to miss:
Tom Davis Quartet – 12:50 p.m. – I Wish You Jazz Stage
Jazz is good for the soul, we can’t deny this. Tom Davis, who commonly frequents Park Street Saloon for Tuesday’s “jazz nights,” will be playing with a four-piece early Friday afternoon. Their complex compositions include a stand-up bass, saxophone, drum kit and guitar/bass, creating earthy grooves and unpredictable behavior that keep the listeners begging for more. Grab a snack from one of the many food trucks, pop a squat on a blanket and ease into the jazz.
Chinese School – 1:50 p.m. – Bozo Stage
After nailing a Pixies cover at the CD102.5 Local Summerfest Showcase, I knew these guys weren’t messing around. Chinese School received the most votes at the Skully’s 2013 Local Showcase, further adding the boys to the Summerfest bill, alongside Matt & Kim. This alternative rock quartet laces in themes of jazz and blues, accompanied with milky vocals and earsplitting alternative 90s guitar riffs. I always look forward to seeing the progress these boys are making.
The Worn Flints – 8 p.m. – Offramp Stage
After dancing to/with The Worn Flints on numerous occasions, I have developed a minor obsession with the sexy, blues-rock, psychedelic trio. The electricity from these boys are inescapable as Kenny shreds his guitar on every inch of the stage, Jake’s elaborate drum beats keep a pop in your step, and Steve’s grooving base shines through the boisterous sound. A three piece that knows exactly what they’re doing and how to do it, treat yourself to the live sounds of The Brother Flints.
Happy Chichester – 8 p.m. – Gazebo Stage
Harold “Happy” Chichester is a man of many projects and the man with the signature eyepatch. A contributing member to the Afghan Whigs, the New Bomb Turks and the Twilight Singers, Happy is now a contributing member to his very own project, Happy Chichester. Happy’s single, “Motorbike,” has energetic rhythms and spirited lyrics that encourage beaming smiles on the audiences face. After gaining air time on CD102.5FM and nearby station’s, Happy’s popularity is only continuing to rise.
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