Giving you the music a day early:
Two Cow Garage is known for their rough-hewed rock ‘n’ roll that mixes a rowdy, classic rock sound with alt country and punk, and whiskey- and cigarette-soaked vocals. And lead singer and guitarist Micah Schnabel? He has some on-stage mannerisms that bring to mind The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. In fact, the Columbus, Ohio, quartet, with their adrenalized guitar-bass-drums attack and rich keyboard melodies, bring to mind bands such as The Hold Steady, Drive-By Truckers and Glossary, except on steroids. The band’s newest album is Sweet Saint Me. For an early week visit to White Water Tavern, the opening act is Little Rock’s Badhand, a newish trio consisting of Aaron Copeland and former members of An Orangutan, with their bluesy, rocking power trio sound.
Jesse Malin, the former lead singer of glam punk band D Generation, is now the solo musician, and it’s Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social who come to Vino’s to showcase their gritty rock ‘n’ roll partly inspired by the late J.D. Salinger. The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of show. The opening act is Monkeybrother, the soulful rock ‘n’ roll meets punk band of Swedish musician Anders Wendin.
Here’s Two Cow Garage in action with their “Humble Narrator”: