The Buddha Den

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Magpies @ Trolley Stop 6.13.08

...with the room filled to near-capacity and the patio under the persistent threat of rain, the Trolley Stop on a Friday night was quite the happening. Why? The promise of some serious, down-home rock n' roll brought to us by Cleveland's The Magpies. From the word "go", the band hit the gas and simply never let up. From squealing slide guitar to elegiac organ to the big shuffle and swagger of the rhythm section, The Magpies simply play rock n' roll in its most primal incarnations with a passion and playfulness that so many younger bands substitute with pretense and posturing. While some of the nuance that graced their new album, Eastern Standard Time, was converted into more fuel for the fire on this night, The Magpies reminded us last night that rock n' roll is supposed to

For more photos from the evening, go here.

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