Grubstake Sat., Aug. 2, 10pm. Free. With Dr. Tommy Thunder. Fergie’s, 1214 Sansom St. 215.928.8118. www.fergies.com
Named for an arcane mining term, Grubstake have been hammering out mud-caked guitar-drum blues for about a decade now. Patrick McHugh led the band in Boston for much of that time before returning to his old stomping grounds in Philly and nabbing drummer/engineer Steve Bozzone to make a fifth album, Make an Animal Noise.
It’s another gritty, ground-down outing, with McHugh hollering about TV dinners and other mundane miseries on “Delaware” and trafficking heavily in spite on “Sophisticated Whore.” Most garage-rock duos putter out when they cease to mix things up musically, but McHugh’s been around long enough to know when to throw a wrench into the works. (Doug Wallen)
Recording Notes & Credits: Instruments: Arrangement by Steve Bozzone and James Thorsen. Instrumentation by James.
Engineering: Recorded and mixed by Steve & James in December of 2004 at Chief City White Plains.
We explored sounds around us
A few experimental solo recordings by Steve Bozzone,
Recording Notes & Credits:
Instruments: Jay – Guitar, James – Guitar, Steve – Drums
Engineering: Recorded and mixed by Steve in the summer of 2003 at Chief City White Plains.
Notes: Found our old analog 4-track practice tape we were using to recruit bassists and vocalists during the summer of 2003. After 6 months of heavy practice, we never played a show!