Well I’ve been slow getting this post together, but what a good show from MusicFile Productions a couple of weeks ago at The Jinx with Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass, Nightingale News, and Parker Gispert (from The Whigs).
Amythyst Kiah is a charismatic performer by herself, but she’s even better surrounded by such an energetic, talented band — they’re all members of this mountain.
And the project has one more week to go on a Kickstarter, so take a look and lend your support:
I love the moodiness of Nightingale News, which is fronted by Coy Campbell. I thought the set at The Jinx was exceptionally strong, especially when the band really let loose.
I’m a sucker for a singer-songwriter with an electric guitar, but that’s not the only reason I was so, so impressed by Parker Gispert’s solo set, which opened the night and which more of you slackers should have attended. Gispert is better on his own than I anticipated — it was a true pleasure to hear some older work but even better to hear a new song that references Kenny Stabler and a Star Trek episode. (I think I heard that right.)