Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Elks, Skurfs, Fun, Gavin, or is it Donny(?)
Gavin is new to me, since he returned to Missoula recently. Not long after I arrived in Zootown his previous band, Arrows to the Sun, held their final event at the Bike Doctor, I missed it, and Gavin headed to warmer climes. Now he's back with a band called the Skurfs, labeling their music mountain surf. This is the real deal. See them ASAP.
Gavin plays as Donny McBride. He and bandmate, Danny Venture, produced this show, where 15 bands performed on Friday, March 12, at the Elks Club. Minor glitches aside, this event was a spectacular success. Mike Avery covered sound, Gavin MC'd and a line up of Missoula new and different bands laid out some energizing music.
I arrived in time for the Chalfonts.
Next up, Bright Northern Light saw the trumpet and raised a French horn.
Love the Clerks t-shirt.
Gavin was channeling Buddy Holly, and generally enjoying his work, which made the crowd happy to listen.