Thursday, Dec. 29
Tonight's Turf Club headliners, local quartet Get Gone specializes in the sort of vaguely pastoral and distinctly hard-living bar-rock which has long been the Twin Cities calling card. The lumbering crunch of tunes like the tear-in-beer anthem "Scarecrow" (sample lyric: "I'm gonna get drunk tonight/You can watch or you can follow") recall Neil Young and Crazy Horse at their hazy best.”
“Minneapolis rock ’n’ roll band Get Gone makes loud classic-rock songs. The band’s sound is guitar heavy, and it has that close-the-bar cockeyed lyrical sensibility that has potential. A lot of Get Gone’s music is a callback to 1970s Southern rock, and, no, the band isn’t really doing anything new—but that’s not necessarily bad, and it’s too early to tell. (Get Gone’s debut album will be released in 2012.) Frontman John Swardson recorded two solo albums as a singer-songwriter before pulling studio mates Chris Coyne and Lane Soderberg into the ring with him and adding Ryan Wheeler on drums. It’s bar rock as it stands—but there’s enough promise here to at least keep one eye out for that debut release.