New Boss at Nice Price Books and Records - 5/31/2014

New Boss
Nice Price Books and Records
5/31/2014

En route to go play old man basketball with some friends, I stopped off at Nice Price to take in some day rock and try not to buy anything for once.  I can't overstate how much I like a daytime or even happy hour rock show, it is one of the great joys in life.  I knew very little about who was playing and only had a few minutes to stop in, but it was free and who cares, day rock!  I managed to see a short set by a band called New Boss, which is apparently an offshoot of the Charlottesville band Invisible Hand.  It was unclear if this is just a side project or if Invisible Hand is no more...hopefully side piece status, because I dug the Hand.  The basics are: five piece band, female singer, excellent guitar playing.  The guitar work especially reminded me of Pavement, and the overall vibe of the band was Teenbeat Records circa 1995.  But more than anything, and this didn't hit me until their last song, they reminded me of Television Personalities.  Or rather Television Personalities with bitchin' guitar.  I'll gladly see these guys again, even at night!

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