Going out on Sunday is pretty hard, and combined with the time change yesterday, I almost didn't make it to see The Parson Red Heads cap off their West Coast tour at The Prospector in Long Beach. Thankfully, the thought of regret was too strong for me to give in to my internal clock telling me to stay home and watch Family Guy.
For those of you unfamiliar with The Prospector, watch this clip from the Blues Brothers and you'll get a pretty good idea of the decor of the place.
Best described as sounding like '60s-era Laurel Canyon bands, The Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash, The Parson Red Heads went on somewhere around 1am (2am internal clock time), and stuck mostly to material from their current release, King Giraffe, with highlights coming in the form of the sunny pop anthems of "Days Of Our Youth" and "Punctual As Usual," and the dark, slightly cranked-up "Full Moon".
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Also on the bill last night were Francisco The Man, who gave a scrappy but highly tuned performance, and definitely lived up to level of quality set on their four-song demo that has been getting some heavy play in my car to and from work lately.