Thursday, July 08, 2010

Return of The Charms

What a great surprise I got the other day when I opened up my email to find a heads up from a friend alerting me to the reunion show taking place tomorrow night at The Middle East upstairs.

My all time favorite band, The Charms, is playing together for the first time in at least 3 years. Not only are they a great band, but the people are dedicated, hard-working, extremely talented musicians.

What I always loved best about The Charms was the energy they brought to each and every show. The crowd looked like they were having the time of their lives, and The Charms always looked like they were having twice as much fun as the crowd.

Describing The Charms: I don't like using other bands to describe a band, but if I had a gun to my head, I would say it's like Green Day stopped by to play behind the Gogos. They listened to ACDC on the way, and Ray Manzarek dropped in just as they were about to start with a Farfisa organ. They are garage-y rock, blended with driving pop/rock riffs and terrifically written lyrics.

I can't wait to see these guys, though they owe me nothing. I never had more fun with music than I had chasing these guys around the northeast. Every show was something special, and I am just grateful for the chance to see them one more time. I know it's going to be great.

The Charms play tomorrow night, July 9th at The Middle East upstairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I am driving down from Maine for this show, wouldn't miss it for the world.


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