Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Guru (Daffodil Festival)
For the second time in as many weeks we'll be seeing eclectic CT rockers The Guru at a local festival. Coming off a fantastic performance last weekend at Quinnipiac's Festapalooza, the boys bring their high octane genre-bucking rock to Meriden's Daffodil Festival. Owing as much to Captain Beefheart as they do to Isaac Brock, their debut LP Native Sun is equal parts carnival, psychedelia, fevered guitar work, shouting, and exuberant fun that's nearly irresistible. The frenetic energy of their live performance is unmatched, leaving me wondering if an unsuspecting Daffodil Festival crowd will be ready for them. Ready or not, The Guru plays the Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage at 5:15 Saturday, and should be quite the experience for the uninitiated. Here's a clip of the band at a recent performance at The Space to hold you over until then. See you Saturday!