Some nights things just don’t seem to work and due to some mono vs. stereo issue (that’s as much as this non-techie could pick up on) that was the case for Peter Wolf Crier’s set opening for Dawes at The Gargoyle. I’ve seen other bands leave the stage over audio problems, so when the microphones refused to pick up singer Peter Pisano’s vocals, I’m sure more than a few of us were apprehensive about the evening becoming a complete disaster. Thankfully the Minneapolis duo adjusted their game plan and flipped it into an opportunity to deliver a memorable set.
A newer entry on the St. Louis scene (their third show according to an overheard conversation), Jump Starts meet somewhere at the intersection of blues and pop-punk, like a smoother Social Distortion. According to their bio, “Justin (Johnson) thought Sarah (Ross) was pretty cool. She liked his songs. He liked her drumming. Now they’re in a band together.” Good enough for me. Hopefully we’ll start to see Jump Starts show up more frequently on opening slots in the upcoming months.
Opening for Breathe Owl Breathe at Off Broadway.
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