Guest writer @manvsparty
Living in the “Music Capital of the World” there is no shortage of local bands and musicians blowing up or on the brink of on the national scene. There isn’t much that hasn’t already been written about Alejandro Rose-Garcia and his Shakey Graves but on Wednesday in front of a sold out crowd at Stubbs, he showed his hometown he was made for the big stage. His absolute control of the crowd, be it while singing on his own or at times accompanied by a full band, was reminiscent of a southern preacher getting his congregation worked up to praise. The man is at his best controlling the feedback on his guitar and crooning over simplified guitar licks while he controls the tempo with his suitcase drum kit. He definitely gave the Waller Creek Conservancy their moneys worth. Shake Graves was supported by The London Souls (photos from the benefit), whose incredibly talented duo is sure to be a must listen to fans of bands like The Black Keys.