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Photos: Jason and Gibson Wells

by Carl Abernathy on September 9, 2017

I’ve seen Jason Wells, an area rocker and bluesman, perform many times, but I’d never seen him play with his 15-year-old son, Gibson, before. Wow. They perfectly complement each other, creating bluesy sonic waves with their guitars.

Great set by the Frankfort, Indiana, musicians Friday night at the Knickerbocker Saloon in Lafayette. Indianapolis musician Jason Andrew Brown opened with a nice set. Purdue student Tara Marlow also performed a couple of songs.

Some photos:


Gibson and Jason Wells
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Gibson and Jason Wells
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Gibson Wells
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Gibson and Jason Wells
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Jason Wells
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Gibson and Jason Wells
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Gibson Wells
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Gibson and Jason Wells
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Jason Wells
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Jason Andrew Brown
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Jason Andrew Brown
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Tara Malone
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I’ve now seen Marshall Crenshaw with The Bottle Rockets four times. Friday night’s show at the Lafayette Theater might have been the best. Marshall Crenshaw’s gorgeous pop-oriented rock and The Bottle Rockets’ grungy twang are a perfect mix.

The Bottle Rockets opened the evening and played the tunes on their latest album, “South Broadway Athletic Club.” Great songs. They also played my favorite Bottle Rockets tune, which means it’s one of my favorite songs – “Smoking 100’s Alone.”

Thanks to Friends of Bob, a wonderful local music co-operative, for bringing Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets to Lafayette. They’ll be bringing The Sadies to the Lafayette Brewing Co. on May 6. Tickets are available now.

A few photos:

Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)
Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)

Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)
Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)

Marshall Crenshaw and Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)
Marshall Crenshaw and Brian Henneman
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Marshall Crenshaw (Click photo to enlarge)
Marshall Crenshaw (Click photo to enlarge)

Brian Henneman & Keith Voegele (Click photo to enlarge)
Brian Henneman & Keith Voegele
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John Horton (Click photo to enlarge)
John Horton (Click photo to enlarge)

Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)
Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)

Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)
Brian Henneman (Click photo to enlarge)

Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets (Click photo to enlarge)
Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets
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Keith Voegele (Click photo to enlarge)
Keith Voegele (Click photo to enlarge)

Photos: Quiet Hollers at People’s Brewing in Lafayette

by Carl Abernathy on August 18, 2015

Quiet Hollers, a band from Louisville, has added a harder edge to their music since I saw them at People’s Brewing Co. last fall. The new tunes rock more (sometimes they border on being raucous). But there’s still an everyman vibe in Shadwick Wilde’s lyrics.

Tuesday night the band mixed the old alt-country tunes with the new rockin’ songs. Both were great. Go see Quiet Hollers if they come to a venue near you. And check out their self-titled new album when it’s released on Oct. 23.

Here are a few photos:

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Quiet Hollers (Click photo to enlarge)
Quiet Hollers (Click photo to enlarge)

Aaron West (Click photo to enlarge)
Aaron West (Click photo to enlarge)

Ryan Scott (Click photo to enlarge)
Ryan Scott (Click photo to enlarge)

Nick Goldring (Click photo to enlarge)
Nick Goldring (Click photo to enlarge)

Jim Bob Brown (click photo to enlarge)
Jim Bob Brown (click photo to enlarge)

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)
Shadwick Wilde (Click photo to enlarge)

Opening act Chris Darby (Click photo to enlarge)
Opening act Chris Darby
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Jim Voelz of Mom & Pop Productions (Click photo to enlarge)
Jim Voelz of Mom & Pop Productions
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Album review: Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics – ‘Cigarros Explosivos!’

April 7, 2014

You don’t quite expect a band from Switzerland to be playing Latin music so well, but then you hear Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics play “Cumbia Orientale,” a song from their new album, “Cigarros Explosivos!” It sounds as if the band members grew up in South America learning from the masters. It also sounds as […]

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