Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Primitive Sound System at Maxwells - Mixed Tape Sessions - "Listening to the Higgins" Tuesday June 14th - 9PM - 2AM

Hello Y'all,
This Tuesday at Maxwell's one of Pop Music's best soon-to-be known gems, The Higgins whose sound is as unique as it is familiar, will be entertaining the masses in the back room. The first time I heard them I assumed it was an unreleased Badfinger track as it creeped out of the speakers in D.C.'s Tavern. On second listen more current influences and sounds revealed themselves including the fact that they back Sean Towey who is better known as The Ankles. Aside from stellar song writing, guitars and vocals what is most noticeable about The Higgins is the amazing drumming driving these elaborately simple songs. The true art of aggressive Pop drumming has been lost in the past few years. Of course I may be biased, but if you ask me drums can make or break a band and this is especially true in Pop. If I am lucky I can catch a few glimpses of the band on stage in front of an audience filled mostly with friends. The Higgins debut effort is forth coming from the eclectic Hoboken label Maggadee Records and after a listen I don't think they will be worrying about attendance at their shows in the future.

- pat.

Primitive Sound System Mixed Tape Sessions and the continuing food stylings of el Diablo Every Tuesday! (9PM - 2AM)

1039 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey
(201) 653-1703

Some interesting pop selections:
Suicide - S/T LP - "Ghost Rider" (Red Star Records Inc. cat. RS1)
The United States of America - S/T LP - Pretty much anything off this one. (Columbia cat. CS 9614)
Kevin Ayers - Joy Of The Toy - "Song For Insane Times" (Harvest / EMI cat. SKAO-421)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Clear Spot - "Crazy Little Thing" (Reprise Records cat. MS 2115)
Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets - "Baby's On Fire" (Editions EG cat. ENO 1)
McDonald and Giles - S/T LP - Again, anything on this is worthy of a spin. (Island cat. ILPS.9126)

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