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Chris and Thomas @ The Hotel Cafe 6/26/07

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I was first intrigued by Chris and Thomas because of their MySpace. I love the sound of their ho-hum driving along the road kinda indie-folk vibe that I have been feeling of late. I also really like that all of their "top friends" are music and bands that are on my rotation and/or that I have seen in the last 3 months.

Ok, that's not entirely true. It's because of Georgia Rules. I admit it. My 17-year-old sister saw this movie and said they only thing she liked was the music and would I find out who was on the soundtrack. It was Chris and Thomas. Then I was listening to another musician I have completely fallen for, Kate Walsh, and was looking at her else was on her label, Defend Music - Chris and Thomas. I was listening to NPR and they had this to say:

“This acoustic folk-and-mandolin vocal duo reminds critics of Nick Drake and even Bob Dylan.”

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I was sold.

When I heard they were going to be playing The Hotel Cafe, I knew that would be the perfect place to see them. It would be the right ambiance and lighting, plus it was their record release party sponsored by KCRW. Their show was full of their fans as people were hooting and hollering through out excited to see their friends playing at last, both older tunes of theirs and then a fair number of new ones.

As for the guys, they were obviously happy to be there, they had a very happy rocker vibe as compared to some rockers who are so complacent about their time on stage. Chris and Thomas has a great history of shows, they opened for Alexi Murdoch at Hotel Cafe last year, and I can't think of a better way to spend the evening then just sitting back and watching these two friends play and throw tunes back and forth at each other.

Photo courtesy of pinkospy via flickr.