Saying goodbye to TT’s was made just a little bit easier by getting to hear the sweet sounds of Spirit Kid again.
A high energy reunion set from The Sterns kept the TT’s Farewell Blowout hopping along in style.
Emeen Zarookian is moving to LA. Before we get all bummed out that there won’t be regular Spirit Kid shows around these part, check out this parting single he’s leaving us with. Like all Spirit Kid tunes, it’s likely to be the catchiest, most joy-inducing audio romp you hear all day. Fuzzed-out guitars, kaleidoscope organ and sped-up tape effects all put a smile on my face, but in the end it’s Emeen’s knack with a hook that makes this one timeless. We’re gonna miss him.
Oh, there’s a cool video for the song, too.
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A rainy Saturday was the perfect time to squeeze in one more Rock-n-Romp for the season. Destry got things going at The Sinclair with their laid back, ’60s-inspired pop.
Rock-n-Romp is such a wonderful thing for rock ‘n’ roll loving families. January’s edition opened with Bent Shapes banging out off-kilter pop numbers that hooked parents and kids alike.
November’s Rock-n-Romp event found Spirit Kid slapping smiles across the faces of the families gathered at The Sinclair. Timeless tunes have a way of doing that.
Can Corin Ashley write a great pop song? Yes, he can. He’s written quite a few of them. Sometimes he plays shows with a killer band (like this one to celebrate TT’s 40th Anniversary) where you find yourself smiling ear to ear admiring his ability to entertain you with those songs.
Once again I find myself posting about Spirit Kid in the 2011 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble. This time Emeen and his gang are in the Finals. Once again they’re great. I covered their wild card winning set from Preliminary Night #3. I also praised their fantastic Semi-Final set. Now I’m supposed to find new ways to tell you about the amazing Spirit Kid? No más.
Look, Spirit Kid has more hooks than Gamakatsu International. I’m not going to sit here and blather on about them for the third time in a week and a half just to hear the click-clackery of my keyboard. Just go hit up their Bandcamp page and download this damn near perfect single.