Thursday, May 6, 2010

Joe Rocks X Two

(Flies Unplugged: photo by Dean Evangelista)

Two bands are playing the Fenton Street Market in Silver Spring this Saturday afternoon, and here are the facts (just the facts, ma'am) from Joe Dolan:

"Beatnik Flies Unplugged: featuring Ken Bugg-bass, The Bidjje-percussion, Mark Langosch-flute, and myself on guitar and vocals.
The Vi-Kings Unplugged: Bill Euler, Stock Wilson and myself, all Guitars and vocals."
The market goes from 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Music starts at noon. Flies first-Vi-Kings second."

Here's beyond the facts- The Flies have been playing for years and years, and we are grateful that they are still at it because, as that slightly tired Nice and Easy expression goes- they're not gettin' older, they're gettin' better.

And while a lot of musicians might think about gearing down later in life, Joe Dolan isn't one of them. He got involved with the Vi-kings-all former schoolmates- as a project for their reunion at Walt Whitman High- class of '70. (Go Team)
Practice went way better than expected which is why you, too, will have the opportunity to see them "unplugged" this Saturday- and the full band at Bangkok Blues later this June.

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