Posted on: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Skylarks are birds known for their singing, but there will be no singing for this new group of Skylarks, in fact, it’ll be purely instrumental.
Even though it looks like an Idler, walks like an Idler, and smells like an Idler, tonight it’s a Skylark. Made up of band members from the Idlers, the Skylarks will take stage for the very first time tonight at the Grapevine.
Sexy Sax man, Chris Harnett, says to expect “all-instrumental ska, jazz and reggae. Some original material, but mostly from classic ska artists like The Skatalites, Don Drummond, Ernest Ranglin and Sound Dimension.”
This is perfect timing, since the city has recently been jazzed up by the Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Check out one or both of their sets tonight at the Grapvine starting at 10 p.m., no cover!
And if the idea of a free show doesn’t convince you enough, how about the possibility of seeing all those musicians up on the tiny Grapevine stage? I’m collecting bets now as to how many times the trombone will whack other band members… 3? 4?