Thursday, 10 June, 2010 7:06 PM
Trashcan Sinatras and The Candles rock the Magic Stick
BY IZUMI KUMAZAWA
Douglas, Paul Livingston, Frank Reader and John Douglas of
The Trashcan Sinatras.
-- With doors opening at 8 p.m. Tuesday
night, the Majestic Theater’s upstairs Magic Stick venue welcomed
the New York-hailed Candles and that renowned Scottish ensemble
that broke through in the early 1990s, the Trashcan Sinatras.
kicked off at 9 p.m. as the Candles jangled their way through a
type of melodic night-time motif that seemed best fit as background
instrumental for beer commercials. Still, the music hints at not
only a respectful acknowledgement of their influences, but also
the influences that they might share with some of the former.
to the info section on the band’s Facebook page, “The
west coast sounds of the seventies that snaked like a vine from
Gram Parsons through Evan Dando and Ryan Adams nestle up nicely
to (founding member Josh) Lattanzi.” A fitting reassurance,
since it sounded as though the five-piece had reworked the Eagles’
“Lyin’ Eyes” guitar riffs during one of the set’s
a half hour passed when the Sinatras banged in. What totaled at
+60 in audience head count for the Candles rose to +100 when the
headliners kicked things off. With a set mainly comprised of songs
from their latest album, In the Music, the Sinatras appropriately
opened with the album’s first two tracks, “People”
and “Easy on the Eye.”
highlighted the ballad-like indie-pop that the band long based itself
on at least for this album, yet there were excursions to the days
of I’ve Seen Everything when they went into tad more alt-driven
renditions of “Send for Henny” and “Hayfever.”
a songlist of 19 selections from their catalogue, the Trashcan Sinatras
did not allow past familiarity to override overall new discovery
for the crowd of 100 that paid their way in to see and hear these
once-again sensational Scots.
more information on the Trashcan Sinatras, visit www.trashcansinatras.com.
more information on The Candles, visit www.thecandlesmusic.com.
credit: The Candles' Myspace page