JJ Slater and The Greys at The Marigold Theater
The Marigold Theater (84 Cottage St , Easthampton, MA 1063, Easthampton MA)
Poetry driven indie rock with jazz influence.
The Greys are a four piece indie soul art rock band from Western Mass featuring Caity Simpson (vox), Chris Merritt (bass), Kevin Mason (drums), and Tim Zucco (guitar). They're currently recording their first full length album.
Usually when folks describe JJ Slater’s music, words relate back to nature, the outdoors, the warm sun and the cool breeze. His UMASS Amherst psych-rock band Humble Digs was a mainstay at Stockbridge School of Agriculture events, and no matter how far he’s willing to push his career, he’ll probably always find a place to play at farmer’s markets. Free produce is excellent payment.
In between rock bands, funk jams, and jazz brunches, JJ’s guitar playing is always centered and relentlessly rhythmic, with lead breaks that can recall fluid, Floyd-like phrasing, noisy Sonny-Sharrock influenced screams, and deft, Larry Carlton-indebted clean left-field melodies. His songwriting is playful, with an ability to write a catchy hook and chorus, but take you down a minute-long rabbit whole with a wink and a grin- all with a soft, smoky approach to singing that recalls a burn ride with an old friend.
Doors at 7, show at 8.
Sliding scale $5-$15.