Bert And The Manual Transmissions @ The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts 10.24.2015

If Wonder Woman and Captain America got married, you might imagine there’d be some pretty interesting guest at the reception. You’d be right. So when Bert from Sesame Street, Super Chicken, Barry Gibb, Vincent Vega, Buddy the elf, the milkman, a flapper, Mr. Moxie, Matthew Crawley, The Penguin and Brendan Haley J Mascis a wizard guy get up and play some Stones, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and ‘Mats covers you shouldn’t be surprised. No, instead you should be thankful you have a pocket camera and snap a couple of pictures.

Oh, and you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Bert sing “Here Comes A Regular.”

Aquanutz @ O’Brien’s Pub 8.27.2013

Daykamp Music’s Top 5 Moments From Aquanutz Playing A Birthday Party

  1. Trying to guess which line of “I Remember You” would come next.
  2. There was a hairbrush. On the stage. On a mic stand.*
  3. Rodd Godd singing “Baby don’t stop / Take me to the top / And eat it like a piece of cake” while eating an actual piece of cake.
  4. “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” sounded amazing. AMAZING.
  5. “You wanted the best… you got Aquanutz.”

* Hint: Look near Rodd Godd’s knees in the wide shots.

Aquanutz @ Johnny D’s 1.26.2013

So, yeah, Aquanutz. I grew up on this stuff*, so I’m predisposed to like it. Hair metal is a thing for me. Plus, you guys/gals are/were in all kinds if sweet bands like Brownboot, The Decals, Gymnasium, Darkbuster, Cocked N’ Loaded, Heavy Stud, The Raging Teens, Noble Rot, Full Body Anchor, The Dents and about a thousand others. You’ve got a lot going for you. Oh, who am I kidding? You have everything going for you. I’m trying not to overplay my hand, but this friggin’ rules. You’re loose when you need to be loose and you’re tight when you need to be tight.** You rock the Whitesnake, White Lion, Poison, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford and Van Halen. I smile. I even tolerate your Scorpions.

Aquanutz, you play hair metal covers in Boston*** and I love you for it. Thanks.

* Well, this stuff, Barry Manilow, Anne Murray, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb, anyway.

** Matt’s solo in “Wait” = tight. Damn. Note perfect. It’s rare that a guitar solo gets a genuine round of mid-song applause these days. This one was well deserved.

*** Somerville.