The soul of Howlin’ Wolf and the party sounds of Sly Stone seem to have found a place to visit in Black Joe Lewis. A Friends of Bob live music co-op show brings roots-rockers (and the horns of) Lewis and his band The Honeybears to Nick’s in Lafayette on Friday night.
The band, hailing from Austin, TX, has been called a “high-octane octet: gritty and greasy garage rock meets old-school Wilson Pickett/Otis Redding-style vein-popping r&b” by the San Franciso Guardian. Worth the drive to Lafayette, if only based on that description. And with titles on his latest album Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is like “Big Booty Woman” and the James Brown-esque”Get Yo Shit”, I think we have a winner. (Friday, October 22nd – 8pm. – doors 7pm – with openers The Splendid Trend)
Venue: Nick’s – 402 Brown Street – West Lafayette – $18 (day of show)
Want to head South instead of North? The band plays at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington on Saturday night.