Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Black Joe Lewis @ The Tractor Tavern (5-22-2009)

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears at the Tractor

This is just a friendly reminder that Black Joe Lewis & gang will be playing the Tractor Tavern on May 22, 2009. For those of you who saw Spoon rock the Showbox in 2007, Black Joe Lewis was the wickedly groovin' opener, complete with lots of brass and big band power, who also provided the horns for Spoon's performances of "Underdog," "You Got Yr Cherry Bomb," and "Jonathon Fisk." While I'll admit that their sound that night was a little off - they could have been a casualty of the sound dude - their new EP (produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno) is a testiment that these guys have loads of potential. Released back in March, the band's debut EP Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! has plenty of reasons why you should head over to the Tractor later this month and check out their live show in a more intimate setting.

Unfortunately for Black Joe Lewis, they happen to be playing the same night as the Melvins and Green River at the Showbox. Pick your pleasure wisely, I guess.
  • Buy Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!
  • Tickets for Black Joe Lewis @ the Tractor ($15)