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I feel almost sacreligeous mentioning this right now, given the bad-bad-bad local news of the day/weekend, but fuck, I need the good to balance out the bad. And the good is that Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby (who happens to be Eric's wife, as of this past April) are apparently playing September 14th at The Mink, along with Mom & Voices + Organs. Holy fucking wow.
If you've got no clue who Eric is, well, he's one of only a handful songwriters left from the big wave of British power-pop back in the late '70s & early '80s, up there with the likes of Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, & Elvis Costello. He's best known for his one real "hit," "Whole Wide World," which is a beautiful bit of pop songwriting genius that is so unpretentiously simple and straightforward that it hits that perfect spot right between your heart & gut, something few songs ever do. Check it here:
Of course, girlfriend-and-now-wife Rigby's no slouch, either -- hell, our man Marc actually interviewed her a few years ago, and we've long been impressed w/her music, too. It does my soul good to see two talented-yet-underrecognized people like this meet and get together, seriously, especially when it means they put out new stuff and tour all the way down here to Houston. Kudos to the Pegstar people for making this happen. I'm over the moon, seriously.
(Oh, and ignore the tour dates listed on Wreckless Eric's website, btw; apparently the duo canceled their New Orleans show to play Houston. phew...)