The Strange Boys’ Cover Joe Williams’ “Baby Please Don’t Go.”
Almost as soon as the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll was coming to a close, people began to pine for the halcyon days when most things were apparently acceptable and free. The Strange Boys continue the tradition, wearing a hefty pair of rose-tinted glasses and yearning for a carefree past with glazed innocence and heartwarming melancholy. This approach isn’t without its pitfalls: there’s always the looming danger of plagiarism, of sounding stale and to be received with the sense that it’s all been done and heard before. But despite their nods to the past, Strange Boys manage to fix themselves in the present with a freshness that stems from the simple fact that garage rock needs a boot up the backside by some fun lovin’ misfits.The Strange Boys are coming to the Brooklyn waterfront in August, courtesy of Jelly. But you don’t have to wait until then to see them. They will be at 92YTribeca tonight, along with White Fence and Babies.
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