Friday, January 15, 2010

Live & Local preview: Heavy Feathers

Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Not sure if these Feathers are heavy in the sense of mass, importance, or that vague multipurpose way that Back to the Future claimed teenagers used the word in the '80s.

Also, I'm not sure where to direct you if you want to preview their music beforehand. The Myspace page for Heavy Feathers belongs to a band in Barcelona, and Heavy Feathers' frontman is Marc Smith, formerly of the Blend but I don't think it's a good idea to judge the Feathers based on Smith's past work. I've seen them play briefly recently, and they seem to be importing sweaty energy and good natured grandeur straight from the early '70s.

The lineup does feature, however, two bands we've written about pretty extensively â?? Blowing Trees and Morris Orchids â?? so you should go just to see exactly what we're incessantly blathering on about in our stuffy pseudo British stuffed-shirt speak.

And as always, if you know about a kick-ass band we're missing out on (even if it's yours), please send me info. If you've sent it before, keep sending it, and I'll make it out to see you when I can in my ongoing quest to review every original musical act in San Antonio. What do you guys figure my odds are?

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