Peter Case, Richie Furay Band, La Plebe -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Sunday, August 19
Peter Case, 8 at Cafe Du Nord. $15.
"...the result is one of Case's most satisfying albums in years; as a lyricist, Case hits his targets dead on with these songs, and musically the Spartan arrangements favor the sturdy beauty of his melodies, and when he does bring in an accompanist — Richard Thompson on "Every 24 Hours," Duane Jarvis on "I'm Gonna Change My Ways," Carlos Guitarlos on "Underneath the Stars" — he makes their presence count. And if Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John is dominated by the realities of life on the streets in Big City U.S.A., Case also finds some genuine inspiration in the ineffable mysteries of life, and "Every 24 Hours" and "That Soul Twist" bookend this album with an unpretentious beauty and a simple joy in world that changes with every sunrise; this is a splendid album from a truly gifted artist." -- AllMusic
Richie Furay Band, 8 at Great American Music Hall. $35.
"it's Furay's clear, emotive tenor, along with his sense of melody and passion for the material, that carries the album. Failing to even break the Top 100, I've Got a Reason didn't change his standing in the pop marketplace, but it remains a strong personal statement for Richie Furay. It was reissued in 1981 by the Christian label Myrhh and in 2003 by Wounded Bird." -- AllMusic
La Plebe, 9 at Bottom of the Hill. $10.
"Think of your favorite ska band. Take away all the clean parts and make it mostly in Spanish. Then you have La Plebe. La Plebe is a Spanish punk rock outfit from San Francisco with a horn section to boot. Their latest effort, Hasta La Muerte! is twelve tracks of pure punk at its finest." -- PunkBands.com