This Weekend In New York: Reading Rainbow, Xray Eyeballs, Crystal Ark, And Thee Oh Sees
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
This past weekend, Debbie and I finally reached our limit of how many shows we could attend and actually "see" over the course of three hours. Shit was like flipping channels!
Friday started off at the "secret" Thee Oh Sees show at Death By Audio, although scheduling conflicts caused us to see everyone but the main act. First up was the Philly band Reading Rainbow; originally composed of husband-wife duo Sarah Everton and Rob Garcia, they recently added another person to flesh out their sound. As garage rock goes, it was jangly and happy, with some loose solos to keep it from being too straightforward. Everton didn't miss a beat as she harmonized with her dude on songs about getting fucked up, dancing, "wasting time" and other topics relevant to the interests of the young and carefree. They're a different animal entirely, but I can't help linking them spiritually to bands of yore like Schwervon and the Blake Babiescrazy kids who sound like they just want to have fun.