Two songs before My Goodness wrapped up their sweaty, shoulder-to-shoulder set at the 2 Bit, SW contributor Hannah Levin said to me, "They could be touring with the Black Keys!" Indeed. Their punky, syrupy blues -- accomplished by a fuzzy drummer and a comparatively clean-cut guitarist/vocalist (pretty much the inverse of The Black Keys' rooming aesthetics) -- would sit well with fans of the Akron, Ohio duo. But as I stood there watching, I wasn't wanting. I was glad it was My Goodness burning down the stage, not The Black Keys. And I love me some Black Keys.
Caspar Babypants was one of more than 60 bands to play Seattle Weekly's REVERB Local Music Festival on Saturday, October 9 in Ballard.
I must admit that running through the list of sponsors -- Genesee Beer, Jagermeister, Three Olives Vodka -- before the set was a bit awkward. That is, until one of the parents remarked that one of the above-mentioned beverages was perfect for nap time.
Speaking of which ... I'll post more about the fest tomorrow. Anyone else have any early thoughts on REVERB 2010?