My first encounter with Rob Crow came in college when someone loaned me a Heavy Vegetable CD; it paved the way for what would be my huge fandom of Rob and Pinback. His voice has forever been an important one in my life, and ever distinctive for listeners. He’s bringing his new project, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, to Austin tonight at Sidewinder. I’ve always appreciated his live shows, having seen him at least a dozen times before; he’s entertaining, but the live performance is always executed as well as any band I’ve seen. it’s an early show too, so you can get in, enjoy yourself and then grab some rest. Doors are at 6:30, tickets are HERE, and Ini is opening the evening. Oh…the new album, You’re Doomed. Be Nice. is out this Friday via Temporary Residence.
Every music fan has that one band, or several bands, that always take you back to a certain time in your life, a happy place if you will. For me, Pinback was one of those acts; they opened up the door to many more acts, not to mention their own near-perfect sound. So, I’m glad that despite his claim to have left it all behind, Rob Crow is back with Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place. The bass line alone was enough to hook me, that’s until I heard Crow’s voice working cleverly in and out between the guitar lines. In my ears, he’s still got it. Look forward to seeing what his new act has in store when You’re Doomed. Be Nice is released via Temporary Residence in March.