I need an alibi quick. It's a long story, no time to explain. If the cops ask about my whereabouts on Friday, just tell 'em I was at Precinct, Somerville's swankiest jailhouse rock-club. Tell 'em I was there for the release of OTP's new EP, Full Mouthful and that I was on my best behavior. Oh, and for the love of God, tell 'em I was there the entire night. I'll try and convince them with a thorough recap of the night's events. Yeah, let's see if they'll buy that.
Lemme tell ya, those folk-punksters OTP (or is it punk-folksters?) sure put together one helluva show the other night. It included charismatic sets from vintage-rockers Peace Love Dogs, psychedelic folk shamans Little War Twins, old-timey country-punks Old Hat, and raucous party-animals Metcalf. Man oh man, talk about a stacked line-up.
Even with all that musical badassery, there's still no question that this was a night for OTP. The trio's rowdy set brought the seething crowd to a bubbling boil with their high-energy country-tinged punk tunes.
|Garrity, doing what he does best.|
It's great drinking music, that's for sure.
[...which would explain why so much of the night is a total blur to me. Like how the hell I got home, for instance. Or why I woke up covered in someone else's blood. Shit, what I meant to say was...]
Yes, OTP play great music to get drunk to. But, it's also great music to drink in moderation to, or even to stay sober to. It's just all-around great fucking music. Folk-punk, pure and simple. Each song brimming with catchy scream-a-long choruses.
If ya don't believe me, you can check out a brand-spankin' new tune off the EP for free here. You won't be disappointed, unless you hate fun. In that case, you'll probably be disappointed.
And, don't feel like you've completely missed out on a great time. This was only Part I of a rockin' OTP trifecta. There are still two more jam-packed Friday nights to come. June 15th and June 29th, both of which include a rogues gallery of topnotch local acts, so don't miss out. Tell 'em Will sent ya. Be sure to pick up a copy of the new EP while you're there. For each EP sold, a dollar is donated to Creative Union Gallery, an art space for mentally-challenged adults. The rest will, I'm sure, go towards funding another OTP record. Studio time ain't free, after all. This is win-win.
So yeah, it was a fun and, more importantly, totally felony-free night for Will Barry. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. If ya don't like it, you can talk to my lawyer.
|Look, there I am on the left. Just another law-abiding citizen, minding his own business.|