The Josh Berwanger Band and Uzis MRC In-store 11/8
This Friday the Josh Berwanger Band will play a free in-store at MRC with local opener Uzis. For those who’ve forgotten, Josh is a former member of The Anniversary and The Only Children, two Lawrence bands with a national profile. A couple months ago on the eve of Josh’s debut solo album Strange Stains seeing the light of day, we interviewed him about his current project and his past work. Strange Stains is a natural confluence of 70s folk-rock and 90s alternative that feels a bit like Matthew Sweet fronting The Jayhawks. Highlights include the opening single “Baby Loses Her Mind,” a pop ode to a young woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and the acoustic-groove of album opener “Bullets of Change.” Appearing before Josh and co. is Uzis, a lo-fi but melodic garage rock trio with a penchant for referencing JOCO (see below). Show starts at 7:30.