by Robert Bell
A few months back, a buddy recommended we go see The Evelyns at The Afterthought. He was hyped on this song they'd just put up on their Bandcamp and upon listening to it, it was an understandable reaction. "What to Say" is 2 minutes and 11 seconds of woozy pop, a perfect little gem that lends itself to playing over and over and over.
Anyways, the show was really great, but there was this total chief in the audience, and apparently his delicate widdle eardwums were being inconvenienced by the rock 'n' roll. He thought he'd be clever and slip the band a note that said something like, "You'd be twice as good at half the volume."
This didn't go over well with the band, understandably, but Mr. Designer Jeans and Faux-hawk was nowhere to be found after their set, and thus they were unable to offer a rejoinder to his unsolicited and wrong advice. So go see The Evelyns, but for the love of Jeebus, don't tell them to turn it down.
The opening band is Color Club, a synth-heavy haze-wave trio formerly of Fayetteville, presently of Little Rock.