(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

what I'm doing tonight ...


okay so I was invited to go check out Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby tonight at the Lawrence D'Arabie bar in Chalus. It finally occurred to me to click around the internets a bit and see what was up ... lo and behold, these are no ordinary knocking around France musician/band members. Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric are bona fide artists (I should probably be embarrassed at not recognizing them earlier ... and it isn't like they need me writing on my blog to make that fact known, I'm sure) both individually in their own right, and as an act ... I am psyched to have the opportunity to see them in person. Not to mention they are also apparently some sort of Francophiles, since they live here.

On a side note, since I just moved here from Portland Oregon USA and that is where their next gig is, I thought I'd give a heads-up to my Oregon friends and readers ... Go check them out, if you can, at the East End in Portland on August 28th. and then come back and tell me what you thought. Or blog about it. or whatever.

For the rest of my American readers, check out their U.S. Tour dates on their myspace.com site and listen to a sample of their sound here . States included as of this writing: Oregon, Washington, California, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin!), Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Ohio (Cleveland, L'Ennui!), Illinois, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. They move on from there to the United Kingdom. Virtually covering a vast panoply of my blog readers. Get thee to these shows, readers!

I found this description of the two and now I am CERTAIN they are my kind of people:

Combining several decades of acclaimed records and failed relationships, Eric ("maverick genius" Record Collector) and Amy ("poet laureate of bohemian domesticity" Memphis Flyer) join together to play their should-be, could-be and has-been hits, accompanying each other with harmonies, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards and beatbox.

This is going to be a very cool evening. I can feel it.


(image from Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby's mypsace.com site, hopefully I haven't broken any laws)

8 comments:

La Framéricaine said...

Have a wonderful time, Kim, and say hi to Amy! Your outing should be da bomb! (Is that dated or what?)

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

LaF-could have been worse, you could have said bomb diggity! thanks and I shall pass on the hello.

Randal Graves said...

I'll be checking their stuff out when I get off work, and if it meets the approval of Randal -- man, third person is dumb -- and it should, given that groovy description -- I should put my concert-goin' shoes on!

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

RG-Wreckless Eric is a punk artist, so ....

Utah Savage said...

I'm always going to be looking in on you. And for you to see if I'm lying about the editing, you can check in on me.

I hope your evening was a great success and you like/love Eric and Amy. Hope the food's great too.

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

U.S.-you better! and I hope you are inspired to write soon, because YOU inspire me...

Randal Graves said...

If it's go loud guitars and/or gobs of the mopey, I'll probably dig it. Make sure you have a review for us!

amy said...

I was so excited that you came to the show Kim. It was great to meet you, I only wish I wasn't going away so soon so we could get together down Brantome way...hope you made it back okay down those winding french roads. And thanks for plugging our US shows!