(This article is appearing a couple days after the show due to partying with the Lonely Teardrops until… about now.)
On Saturday night The Lonely Teardrops descended upon Charlie’s Café in Riverview for their record release party. I was immediately excited about this show when I heard about it because I love hearing them play and it was an opportunity to see some great live music in Charlie’s – a great spot on the Riverview Corridor – which to anyone paying attention is a great little place with some great businesses and it’s only going to keep getting better. (I may have biased as I live a few blocks away back in the Riverview Neighborhood).
Charlie’s isn’t a place that’ll house bands that draw hundreds of people; Charlie’s is a place that’ll house bands that’ll play a great intimate show while you are having fun with some great friends being served by their great staff and generally having a great time. It’s a bonus that the next morning you can return and order the best omelet in town. I’ve never had a bad meal there.
I spoke to the owner of Charlie’s for a few minutes and was inspired by his enthusiasm for what he does and for what he’s doing for the neighborhood. Awesome things are going to be happening at Charlie’s, and I’m confident he’ll see his vision through. Awesome things are also happening to the rest of the neighborhood as well (look back on AltDaily for the article on the Riverview Theater as an example, or the article about Umo and I’m also confident that his enthusiasm will play a big part.
Anybody unfamiliar with The Lonely Teardrops is missing out. Consisting of Katie Teardrop on guitar/vocals and Crash LaResh on drums, they always play a fun show. There is never boredom while they are playing. They describe themselves as atomic multidimensional interplanetary sonic garage a gogo lowfi big sound heavily steeped in early 1960s modera, girl groups, soul, blues and rock and roll. I’ll have to say I agree with that. For a twopiece band they sure have a full sound that makes even the biggest wallflower get up and dance.
They had various colored versions on the new 7 inch “MUCHACHO\CRASH THE PARTY” and their new EP “HERE COMES THE BOOM BOOM” up front and rocked Charlie’s Café for quite a while. Be sure to check them out and buy their music at a show.
For more of the band, here is their Facebook page.