Last night I had the opportunity to see two very different but awesome local shows. First I went down to G and S Lounge to see One Good Lung. They're all friends of mine and I always look forward to seeing them play. They're a very dynamic and animated all chick stoner rock/metal band. Guitarist/vocalist Aimee Lane clearly enjoyed being on stage, while bassist Mel Krenek did an awesome job of holding down the bass line. Amber Lucille rounded out the trio with her solid drumming. Their set consisted of several original songs as well as covers of songs by both The Melvins and Roky Erickson. After that show, I headed downtown to Beerland to see The Dirty Charley Band. They're another one of my local favorites. Although the band seems to be influenced by country, they consider themselves more stringband metal than anything else. The back of their shirts say "Death to False Country," which I find to be very witty. They always seem to have a blast on stage and their energy is contagious. The obvious absence of drummer Sean Weingartner was perplexing, but they carried on well anyway. Overall, it was a great night and I was happy to be able to see both bands.
One Good Lung: Aimee Lane (guitar, vocals), Mel Krenek (bass), Amber Lucille (drums)
The Dirty Charley Band: Charley Marquez (guitar, vocals), Nikoli (guitar), Scott Higby (upright bass), Sean Weingartner (drums) not present