Perfect, poppy summer music for these unseasonably warm spring days! Oh wait, no it’s not. It’s as dark and gloomy as ever in Ponyville. And you wouldn’t want it any other way, right?
Some recent good stuff from Forkcast:
• The Rakes – “The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect” from Ten New Messages out now in the U.K. (fr0k)
The Ponys at the Double Door
Chicago, April 29, 2005
The Ponys emerged from the whirlwind of the past year with a new lineup, a new album, and a new direction (sort of) to headline the Double Door for their record release show for their latest, Celebration Castle (In The Red). This time around The Ponys were a leaner and meaner group than in the past. While supporting their first long player, Laced With Romance, which was all over the map in styles and genres but still centered with energy and possibilities, their live shows were an experience to behold with swerving garage rock chords balanced out with Farfisa swirls accompanied by a rhythm section with echoes of new wave and a punch of Bowery punk along with an Anglo element to round off the rough edges.