Dave Yanolis, The 1st Supper, Jibalantos, Trusty Sidekick
The Midway, JP, MA
October 16, 2016
Played with Jiblantos and the et al above. My birthday is 10/17 so I got to throw myself an informal party - rule #31 in the "ow to get you're greying friends and relatives to come to another gig" handbook. Worked out pretty good. They caught a fine bill for a Sunday afternoons rock fix. Dave Yanolis kicked off the festivities with three guitars, eight million effect pedals on a table, and a hard drive full of samples and loopers. He deftly moved between ethereal ambient washes floated over disembodied vocal samples and contrasting percussive and/or moderately distorted improv.
The rest of the bill had more earthly concerns. The 1st Supper trio took a snappy run through writer/poet Joe Torra's erudite, velvet crush sonnets. Jiblantos danced their way through a crazy quilt of vaguely familiar covers ranging from Ellington to Beefheart to the Cramps. Like that fat bari/most excellent Carol Gyurina violin mix (if I do say so myself). Trick Wallace's Trusty Sidekick kept the crowd up and hooting. Dig the increasingly pushy mix of psyched-up, back porch in a deep dark hollow, road kill gumbo. It all gets pushed over the neighborly edge by Tony Kaczynskis crazy eyed guitar spatter and Tim Carey's streamofsubconsciousness rants. Their tune Sea Chanty is massive hit somewhere out there in the multiverse. A bouncing ball through 1st Supper's and Trusty 's lyrics could only heighten the experience.
Scored last minute $19 front row tickets for Yes floatsom, Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman. I can hear Blowfish and Miss Lyn rolling their eyes and saying I way overpaid (YUP!!- ed.). But, if you loved Yessongs in 1973 ... enough said.