Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Dec. 2, 2010
the Coach House
When Tomorrows Bad Seeds kicked off their Holidaze winter acoustic tour at the Coach House last night, it marked their first (almost) acoustic show. Singer Moises Juarez said normally, "there's a lot of energy at our shows, but tonight we're taking it back to basics."
Did that mean their "unplugged" approach left their sound lacking? Not at all--the near-absence of electric guitar and effects may be even more suited for their surf-rock-reggae fusion. (This band is a perfect fit for fans of Sublime, Pepper and Jack Johnson, especially this tour.)
Long Beach's Josh Fischel, with his acoustic guitar, booming voice and honest, emotional set, was a perfect balancing act for the show. His intensity was as commanding as his hearty salt and pepper beard. "How much can two people fight?" he lamented on his guitar in one song. He also pulled off an excellent cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy"--he looked as if he were singing out his demons.
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