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2/7/07 - Shecky & the Twangtones and TarantinosNYC in Brooklyn, NYC

10:00 sharp, Shecky and the Twangtones started playing. What a laid-back feel these guys promote. The bongo/percussion guy was impeccable. Shecky Davis looked really relaxed and played very fluidly. And that fretless custom bass mounted on a stand had a well-rounded thump and the bass player hinged back and forth. Very cool and a little jamming on Baja too!
 
But I was really there to see the TarantinosNYC. The closer they came to playing, the more Hanks had filled with people. So at 11:00 when they started playing the place was packed. What did I notice first ....new instruments. Patty has a new-looking Danelectro Longhorn bass and Paul is playing a sweet black and white Strat. I see the whole black and white theme has totally come together. They played some Link Wray, some Surfrider, Ennio Morricone and of course their magnum opus, A Fist Full of Reverb. I had to leave Brooklyn USA so I missed Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars but I left happy to have seen yet another cool TarantinoNYC show at the funkiest down home saloon west of Rockaway Beach (that is, Hank's Saloon). Thanks guys.
 
- Bill M.: Surf Dweeb Extraordinaire of The Fin-dicators
 
PS: Did you notice all the soundproofing put up on the windows and doors at Hank's?

     

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