Thursday, February 15, 2007


The High Strung

I've known these guys for seven years now. They are the real deal. They left Brooklyn four years ago and have been on tour ever since. Seriously. Hardest working band ever. They once drove their old touring van to the top of the steps of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left this note:

"Although the odometer reads 18,621 miles, it is actually 318, 621 miles. The spray painting was done by various people all over the country but never by anyone in the van. The van contains countless notes, photos and song ideas inspired by those met along the way.

(Also included was a note)

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, We believe rock and roll can make man heroic, make man Superman, can make giants out of the audience and artists alike … The High Strung’s donation to you is a wild multicolored beast of a vehicle that, despite its age and demand placed upon it, carried us to 500 shows across America without asking us to cancel one. Oh, yeah, and don’t you worry about any potential towing costs, the keys are in the ignition."

Tomorrow, the Mercury Lounge, 10:30PM.

Go! And if you can't, well then, buy this album, buy two.

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