Yeah Great Fine @ Kenton Club
Joined by Jared Mees and the Grown Children and Decades
The "World Famous" Kenton Club was the place to be last night as local heroes Yeah Great Fine released its ne 2000 w seven-inch EP Circadian. To help celebrate plenty of old friends were on hand, including Jared Mees and the Grown Children, whom members of YGF used to play with, as well as newer act Decades. YGF played its last local gig for awhile before it heads out for a five week tour.
Starting off the night in the dive bar that featured chandeliers from the Haunted House ride in Disneyland, was a duo of Andrews. Decades, which features Andrew Sloan of Monstrous Media, and Andrew Klabzuba, played a short set of beat-based tunes that blended live instrumentation and lots of intricate layering. Sloan finally broke out at the end of the set, galloping around the floor in front of the stage after grabbing a stage light and flashing it at the audience like a beacon.
Next up was the playful party set of Jared Mees and the Grown Children, who have been everywhere the past few weeks, from streetcars to beer fests. The band was in top form as usual, cycling through its greatest singalongs, and then halfway through the set Mees said, "Alright, we're going to kind of blow off the rest of this set," before launching into a cover of Weezer's "Why Bother" , a classic tune from the torturous gem Pinkerton. Mees then invited his old bandmate, YGF singer and guitarist Jake Hershman, up to the stage to play a couple of the band's older hits. Hershman bashfully obliged and looked pleased and slightly pickled as he strummed along with the band, as Mees somehow climbed on the shoulders of the nearly seven foot tall Paul Laxer and almost brought the nearby chandelier down.
YGF finally took the stage, and the members readily admited their drunkness by that point of the night, before coaxing audience members to go pick up the excellent EP that was now onsale, featuring a cover designed by half of Decades, Andrew Sloan. The band launched into its furious set, drummer Dave Hires on overdrive as usual. The band's often hilarious stage banter was a bit more drawn back, as each member seemed surprised at how quickly the booze kicked in last night up in Kenton, but they didn't miss a note, guitar lines gliding in and out of each other at will. The set featured every song from the new EP, as well as plenty of old favorites. Twas a party that those in attendance will remember for quite awhile... Although, based on the booze, there's a good chance they may not even remember why they went all the way up to Kenton last night.
Jared Mees and the Grown Children
Yeah Great Fine