VERUCA SALT + THE MUFFS + TALK IN TONGUES @ THE EL REY THEATRE
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande
There was no doubt the El Rey Theatre would be packed so we could hear the reunited Veruca Salt once again. There was much love in the crowd for Louise Post (guitar/vox), Nina Gordon (guitar/vox), Jim Shapiro (drums), and Steve Lack (bass). Their latest album Ghost Notes is packed with rocking tunes and heartfelt moments and we were lucky to hear quite a bit of it live along with some favorites.
The Muffs was a perfect band to get things going. Kim Shattuck belted out tunes from 2014’s Whoop Dee Doo with Roy McDonald catching sticks like the pro that he is and Ronnie Barnett being his smooth self on bass.
Another local band Talk in Tongues has a debut album Alone With a Friend out and started everything off with some really beautiful sounds.
The Gospel According to Saint Me
Black and Blonde
Shimmer Like a Girl
Laughing in the Sugar Bowl
Come Clean, Dark Thing
With David Bowie
Eyes on You
All Hail Me
Don’t Make Me Prove It
The Museum of Broken Relationships
I’m Taking Europe With Me