Wow -- how awesome was yesterday at the Burger Records Fest?! As R. Stevie Moore would say, "I know, riiiight?"
I'd been looking forward to this event for weeks for many reasons. First of all, I'm a big fan of what Burger Records is doing, by bringing musical gems just slightly off the beaten path of mainstream musical tastes to a vibrant, young audience.
The set with Gary Wilson was exhilarating, as always. Demolished keyboards, hooky jazz-pop-funk, mannequins, and full-on audience participation can only be a good thing, right? The people at Burger Records were awesome to us, and it was great to bring Gary's music to established fans as well as new ears and hearts.
After quickly packing up from our set, getting out of my fishnets, and at least partially removing my lipstick (is this the greatest gig in the world or what?), I was in for another treat: I finally got to meet R. Stevie Moore, who is a big inspiration to me. The man is as warm inviting as the artist, and it was a pleasure not only speaking with him, but also catching his set immediately after. Featuring an extended, burger-themed monologue and two drummers, Mr. Moore did not disappoint.
The vibe at this mini-fest was great, and it was especially nice that everyone could move around so freely, and interact with each other (as you see in this cool shot below). We made a lot of new friends, and I'll keep everyone updated on the upcoming Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates shows, of course. Thanks for staying tuned in!