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Guildwater News Archive
April 26, 2018 (Thursday) - "Looky looky yonder." Thayer Sarrano rocks the Caledonia Lounge, all in fine-feather, all in Athens, GA. Sarrano is joined by fellow set contributors Kenosha Kid, and The Viking Progress. Our ever-perspicacious readership will quickly recognize Kenosha Kid as the musical vehicle of Dan Nettles, as joined by Marlon Patton, Rick Lollar, and Robby Handley. Sarrano fans the world sideways and over will recognize Dan Nettles as the atmospheric guitarist in her "Thieves Living Room Sketches" performance video. A cluster of studio albums are to Kenosha Kid's credit: Outside Choice (2017), Inside Voices (2015), Fahrenheit (2013), Steamboat Bill Jr. (2013), and Projector (2005). To these, one should also consider the band's live recordings: View 1 and View 2 (2014), as well as Land of Obey (2013). As for videos, the Kid has a few, but we Scribes of the Guild find ourselves pressing play quite often on "Wallpaper," with its aromatic evocation of fusion era Miles Davis, without the trumpet, and a more rapid-fire beat to boot. Jettison your tired copies of Kind of Blue, you too cool cats. Our quills dip their electric ink in Big Fun -- back when Miles confided with Sly, and was the wiser.
Or Perchance It Was The 40 Watt
As for The Viking Progress, this is the musical vessel of Patrick Morales, Athenian, turned Alaskan coastal marine biologist, turned Athenian again, blooming anew, writing songs all the while. The Viking Progress released Whistling While the End Is Near in 2012. Catch their appearance on BalconyTV in hot Atlanta. Thumbing through back copies of the Guildwater Gazette, we learn that Thayer Sarrano last played the Caledonia Lounge on June 23rd, 2017, as part of AthFest, along with longtime music scene cohort T. Hardy Morris. We highlight this particularly because Mr. T. Hardy has a new record coming out this summer -- Dude, The Obscure. Why not give an aural peep to the early single "Be"?
April 11, 2018 (Wednesday) - The 5 Spot hosts the shoegaze gospel pedal pyrotechnics of Thayer Sarrano this evening in Nashville, Tennessee. Sarrano is joined by two other bands, contributing each a set of their own. There is the Melbourne-native (as in Australia, neither Québec nor Kentucky, folks) Jo Schornikow, who in 2012 released her album – First Time, Long Time – alongside an EP – What Could Have Been – that same year. There is the NY-native Peace Police, which is the new musical project of Francesco Saxton. Our most subtle readership will recognize this as that particular Francesco Saxton of Heaven’s Jail, with whom the mighty Thayer Sarrano Band performed in tandem, back in September 2016, at Berlin in New York City. Should you doubt the inkpots of we monks, know thee well that a most supple memory is housed in our Archives, thwarting not only any and all protestations of hindsight, but also the future Godspeed obsolescence of Facebook. In honor, for nostalgia’s sake, and that of the future, we’ve trotted out below the tour poster of that Berlin date of yore, as photographed by that stately lens craftsman of Curtis Wayne Millard Studio. You can catch the new Peace Police video for the new single "Hard Time Hanging on to Me" video right here.
(Photo Art: CWM Studio)
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