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This Little Underground

Photo: Dave Plotkin, License: N/A

Dave Plotkin


Still, his heroically ridiculous persona is a thing of transcendental inspiration. Imagine Mitch Hedberg reborn as a virtuosic but deranged Delta blues gunslinger with a sweet-ass wardrobe, and that's Bob Log. Southern culture on the skids? Nah, man, this is Southern culture in outer space. And he is very possibly the coolest motherfucker alive. Unless you've seen his insane show live, you can't possibly know how big a deal it is every single time he's in town.

Speaking of wicked slide guitar, Brooklyn two-piece Boom Chick swung through again (April 28, Will's Pub) and, hoo boy, can frontman Frank Hoier rev it up and down the strings like hot sizzling grease. With a more appropriate setting and lots of new material with redlining rock octane, both players looked more energized this time with a performance that sometimes even threw flames. You should consider yourself lucky any time a good band sets its sights on your city. Right now, Boom Chick is one of them. Most of you haven't seen 'em live yet, but know this: They have unanimously electrified the room every time I've seen them perform. So trust me on this one. This is one band we want here as often as possible.

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