Friday, August 19, 2011
Now's the Time: Marbin
The big brother of my best friend had a jazz fusion/prog rock/metal band when I was a little kid. We'd watch them rehearse in a suburban basement on weekends. I was more impressed by the ancillary presence of girls, drugs and strobe lights than by the pretentious music.
The pale imitations of Brand X, King Crimson, Tony Williams and the Scorpions must have have had an impact on me, however, because I get giddy when a contemporary band like Marbin displays some of those influences. Marbin performs at The Record Bar on Sunday, August 21.
Paul Wertico, Steve Rodby and Jamey Haddad sometimes work with Marbin, but here's the word on Sunday's show from Jeff Harshbarger: The lineup will be Dani Rabin (gtr) Danny Markovich (sax) Ian Stewart (bass) and Justyn Lawrence (drums).
The likely absence of girls, drugs and strobe lights won't keep me away.