Filed under: 21+, Shows | Tags: Able Anchors, Cafe Nine, New Haven Music, NHM, Safety Meeting, Tallahassee, The Mountain Movers
Not to be forgotten amongst all of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Cafe Nine this week is the Mountain Movers / Able Anchors / Tallahassee show occurring this Tuesday, March 16th. One of the more consistently great bands in the New Haven area, The Mountain Movers brand of hooky-psychedelica has always been worth checking out, both live and on record. The most recent effort from songwriter Dan Greene & Co. ‘The Day Calls Out For You’ (released by locals Safety Meeting Records) has received some positive response in local media, both for Greene’s ever spellbinding songs and its ‘back to basics’ approach to the band’s sound.
Joining The Mountain Movers will be fellow locals Able Anchors. Led by singer/songwriter Thomas Nystrom, Able Anchors hits closer to folk than anything psychedelic, with sometimes subtle / sometimes obvious pop sensibilities shining through. Nystrom’s heartfelt lyrics and vocal delivery in particular carry a lot of the group’s repertoire although on songs such as ‘Pop Song,’ the band’s instrumentation really shines, creating a great melodic accompaniment. Check out their Bandcamp page for a listen to their 3 song ‘Paper Demo.’
Rounding out the bill will be Providence by way of Boston by way of Philadelphia’s Tallahassee (confused yet? i am…). Although their geographic origin may be somewhat less than straightforward, Tallahassee’s musical approach is much more discernible. With instrumentation like guitar, dobro, upright bass, violin, lap steel and mandolin, you can really feel a strong Americana pull to their musical approach. The world-weary tone to their songs wouldn’t feel out of place on a long drive out west in a beat up pickup truck. The band itself is currently on the road in support of their most recent offering ‘Wolfe Moon’ which can be previewed/purchased online through the band’s Myspace page.
If you’re looking for a night’s respite from all the Irish drinking songs as of late, but not the drinking or the good songs, Cafe 9 is the place for you tomorrow night.
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