Sunday, August 23, 2009

Real country music plus powepop equals a good night in East Atlanta

Gentleman Jesse put on another good set, including new songs that hopefully will be on a new LP, but it was visitors from Brooklyn that stole the show Saturday at The Earl.

Opening was The Impulse International, ending a week-long tour where it began and impressing the handful that came out early enough to catch their set. The band has a slew of awesome powerpop releases, including a new album on Dirtnap Records, but they do not play out often because their singer lives in Florida and the rest of the trio live in Brooklyn. Here's hoping their 2010 tour comes through Atlanta a time or two, as this trio is awesome live and deserves to perform in front of a larger audience.

The Weight were next, featuring the much-hyped Joseph Plunket, and played what can best be described as legit country and western style music with lyrics about topics like Wesley Snipes. Believe the hype, but I don't have to tell you that if you've seen these guys before. They are simply amazing, even if you are not used to listening to that style of music.

Gentleman Jesse and His Men were on last, and, as mentioned before, they continue to wow with their newer material while sparking singalongs with tracks from their debut Douchemaster LP.

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