As a former marching/concert band pit member (high school and college), both of these bands appeal to me for their infusion of mallet percussion sounds into sweet guitar and bass lines and steady, building drum beats. They're the perfect pairing for a show at The Outer Space. I've been streaming Yourself and The Air on their myspace page, linked below, and I like what I'm hearing. Make sure to play the video below and/or listen to their stuff from the link. Wess Meets West rocked their show at Bar a few months back, so I'm looking forward to seeing them again.
Not only are these great bands, the setting is perfect for a Monday night off, and it's a bargain. We finally made it out to The Outer Space, the recently opened sister bar/venue to The Space, and it's everything I've ever wanted in a bar venue. Great corner stage, small tables, and a nice patio out back. Drink specials from 5-7 include $2 drafts. The show itself is a deal at $5 - and there's no cover until a half hour before the music starts. The show starts at 8, according to the Manic Productions website. Thanks, Manic Productions and our friends at The Space and Outer Space, for making this happen.
Here's the info for the show:
Yourself and The Air & Wess Meets West
The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT
Listen to more Yourself and The Air here: http://www.myspace.com/you
And some Wess Meets West here: http://wessmeetswest.bandc
And check out this Wess Meets West video: