Wednesday July, 6th - Leslie
Okay, so maybe we're biased
but Charleston, SC band Leslie
is hawkin' up a loogie
that's just plain hard to swallow
. They've managed to hash out some great tunes
... all of which sound like they're from 1997
. Their latest release, Lord, Have Mercy
, was produced by the Grammy-nom or Grammy-non (as in he didn't win) Paul Ebersold,
who has produced such fine artists
as Three Doors Down
and Sister Hazel
. Note to contemporary americana artists: The preceding have been prime examples
of how selecting a producer on namesake can drag you down
. Has Leslie achieved creating an album that could create commercial success
? Sure. Of course they have. Meanwhile, are there elements of pop "charm" that stole this once-heartfelt band's souls
? Ouch, even we felt that one.
Anyways, being an asshole aside
, local opener The Broken Inn
is a shoe-INN for a good time. As OW's own Bao Le-Huu recently said, "...the rest of the band needs to lock in
to singer-guitarist Daniel Hanson's vibe in order to fully lift off... Despite the wrinkles, something's there.
" Honestly, there are not enough good things that can be said
about The Broken Inn. Their recent release Leftover Knowledge
is the kind of reminder of 90's americana that one can appreciate instantly.
, if you've ever been in the doctor's office and stumbled upon Highlights Magazine
or had a subscription to Zoobooks
, have we got a game for you. Can you tell the difference
between Leslie's "Hearts On The Run"
and Green Day's "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" ?!?!?
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(9p.m. at The BackBooth, 37 W. Pine St., Orlando; $5; 407-999-2570; backbooth.com)