What a Crazy and Wonderful Duo (de Twang)!
This was another show where I had no idea what to expect, but when my friend asked if I was interested and I listened to some videos, my response was, “Hell, yes!”
The show on Saturday at The Sinclair was Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang; Les is the bassist for Primus, a band with which I am clearly not familiar as I thought they are strictly a metal band. The photos are not up to my personal standard because of the lack of lighting and my perspective of the stage, so I’m only posting a few.
As my readers know, I’m quite open-minded when it comes to music; there is music I don’t particularly like, but that’s the exception rather than the rule.
The back story on this duo is that it was supposed to be a one-time gig, but continued after Les and his son were sitting around a campfire, noodling around on their guitars. The stage was set with a fake log campfire at the front, two chairs and microphones behind it, facing each other as you would do around a campfire.
The duo comprises Les on bass and Bryan Kehoe (from M.I.R.V.) on guitar. They are both pretty incredible musicians.
They started with a Primus song, “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver,” which set the tone for the show. In a word, it was outrageous (in an excellent way)! There was a lot of blatantly sexual humor as well as playful banter with the crowd.
At one point, Les talked with a man who was at the front of the stage (Riley), found out he played bass, and invited him to play! How many musicians give up their instrument to a stranger from the audience??? I was impressed.
The BeeGee’s “Stayin’ Alive” was on the set list as well. It was very eclectic to me – some of the songs were reimaginings of Primus songs, some were new for their recent album release, and a couple were cover songs.
Opening the show was Reformed Whores. Katy and Marie came to the stage dressed like sweet little country girls. As soon as they opened their mouths, I knew we were in for a treat.
They are funny, raunchy, and fun! They take turns doing lead in both their songs and their banter. They play guitar, accordion and ukelele in a country music style. I got their album, but I’d recommend seeing them in person – they’re naughty without being filthy (for me, filthy is the way I describe a comedian who I don’t find to be funny but who resorts to adding raunchy material just for the shock effect).
We spoke with them after the show and learned that they tour as a comedy act. I would go see them again and hope they end up in Boston sometime soon!
This was definitely an NC-17 show that was enjoyed by all!
Posted on March 4, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged boston, Bryan Kehoe, concert review, Les Claypool, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, music, Primus, Reformed Whores, The Sinclair. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.