A few months ago I got a call from a friend who invited me to a "fun" concert at the Peabody with the Joy Formidable, a band I'd seen before at the Firebird and the Luminary and really enjoyed. I immediately said yes and penciled in the date.
It is safe to say that I was among the few first-timers to bear witness to the unique sounds of Menomena last night, as the vibe in the Firebird was electric with the kind of anticipation that comes from knowing a group's music well.
Mon February 3
The Dock Ellis Band is a good time, honky tonk, drinking band from St. Louis that has released a twelve song LP entitled Bad Songs And Waltzes (recorded at Native Sound Studio). The bands first full length…