Holy CRAPS!! So last July, original '60s Bay Area group Powder played the Comet. Well, TOMORROW night they're fucking BACK and playing at Studio 66!
Powder was a band of young fellers from San Mateo, California, where they started playing as Art Collection. Then, they hooked up with New Zealand singer Ray Columbus, their sound "matured" and they become Powder. Tho' located in the Bay Area, they were not typical period West Coast sike, they played BIG chords, HUGE riffs, and had awesome harmonies; they sound a lot like the Who. So... like, very Anglo, OBVIOUSLY, but they successfully pulled it off. Powder members, and brothers, Thomas and Richard Frost would later have some success as Thomas and Richard Frost as well as being part of Sonny & Cher's backing band. The current Powder line-up includes music scholar Alec Palao on bass!! FUCKING FUCK YEAH!!
Powder play tomorrow night, Star Wars day NIGHT, May the Fourth, at Lo-Fi. Also on deck: resident Studio 66 group the 66'ers and resident selectors ChrisPo, Vodka Twist, and Pelvis.