I tell you what. I’m really looking forward to Friday night’s concert in the dining romm at Harvest Moon. Mata Luna is definitely one of the most unique bands that I’ve seen around here. I’ve written about them numerous times for numerous events. Jody Howard plays the fretless electric bass while Britton Davidson plays the hell out of a viola. They had one of the finest drummers around in Shane Duvall. Unfortunately, they lost him when he moved to the Czech Republic with his lovely wife. Can’t blame him for that but it definitely took away one of the dynamics of the band. The two-piece shows that followed were great, but now Jody told me that they’ve been working with a new drummer and that this guy was on time. I don’t know a whole lot about timing but I know that being on time with Mata Luna is not easy. So I can’t wait to hear how this one turns out.
Ol’ Levi Boz White has been playing around Rome for awhile now and is always impressive, whether it’s solo, playing along with local acts, or playing with Ian Griffin and associates in Professor Scrumptious Love. I knew he had a bag of tricks up his sleeve, but I had no idea what he was working on lately. Apparently he’s been playing bass with some folks in Atlanta. The band is called Mog Rocket. I got curious, dug it up on line, and now I’m really looking forward to seeing them play. It’s fresh for around here for sure. There’s definitely some homage to early prog rock in there, but I can’t explain it. You’ll have to give yourself a sneak listen at myspace.com/mogrocket.
The show starts at 10pm in the dining room of Harvest Moon on Friday, June 20th.
There’s plenty of other fine things to do this weekend as well. Also on Friday night Scott Thompson will undoubtedly pack it out at the Moon Roof. Oddly enough, there are two Friday references on Saturday night of this week. Black Friday will be at Night Moves with the heavy southern sound, and Jon Byrd’s band, His Girl Friday, will be at McCrobie’s. Maybe they’ll have the Cary Grant film playing in the background. Also, Radio Flyer will be at Schroeder’s on Saturday.