See You There! Photos of Wagons
by Buck Quigley - posted 1:03 am, July 18, 2009
Photos of Wagons
A flamboyant group of dude-friends making their own playful, psychedelic folk-pop is local Buffalo buzz band Photos of Wagons. At the core of every song is the tension-driven ambiguity of the sweet, angelic yet sinister and provocative voice and words of lead singer and acoustic guitarist Brad Gower. Influenced by the likes of the Beatles, Wilco, and Paul Simon, Photos of Wagons has taken Buffalo fans on a few memorable magical musical voyages and has built a following quickly in the last six months. Recently, the five friends and band mates left Buffalo to play shows on the festival circuit. Saturday (July 18) marks their return and also the release of their self-titled debut recording. “We’ve kinda been dilly-dallying for a while, but now we are a bit more together,” explained drummer Joshua “Jams” Marotta. The name, Photos of Wagons came about after an unsuccessful quest to find a great band name. The group took a different approach; instead of looking for the best band name, they gave up and tried looking for the worst band name, and Photos of Wagons it was. They’ll be joined by special guests the WAKOS, Baby Blue Bird, and Andrew Moore for a night of original, not-to-be-missed music,rotating between two stages for only five bucks.
—baron von schtupin
7pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St (886-8539 / www.nietzsches.com)