Two members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be making their way through New York next weekend. On Friday, Febraruy 9, guitarist Scott Metzger will play with his band WOLF! at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre. Opening up for their set will be Crescent Moon, the side project of Metzger’s JRAD bandmate Dave Dreiwitz.
Longest known as the bassist for the legendary rock band Ween, Dave Dreiwitz actually started doing his own musical thing in 1991! In a duo called Instant Death, Dreiwitz started to craft the collection of his most raging punk rock repertoire of material. These days, the bassist plays beside drummer Chris Harfeneist, in that act’s reincarnation, Crescent Moon, and one would be surprised at the amount of primal energy that a drummer and bassist like this can bring to a stage. Dreiwitz and Harfeneist rock from song one to done with a intense, airtight fury—that brims, also, with the same youthful kookiness that Drewieitz has always shared his mother rock band, Ween.
WOLF! of course have only one more member, at three, but also perform sets that deliver far beyond their humble stature. Much like JRAD, excitable improvisation is abound at every WOLF! show, and as such the playing between all three members will often take their spunky surf rock tunes everywhere from the jazziest of corners to the most jagged, frenetic of peaks. Metzger has been on quite the epic tear recently with this band. In the past couple of weeks, they have had multiple sold out dates throughout the northeast, from Boston to Portland, Maine, to NYC.
So don’t be surprised if the crowd at Garcia’s is spilling out into the street come next Friday—either because there’s just that many people there to see these guys play, or because the power of Wolf! and Crescent Moon will be blowing folks out the door.
To purchase tickets for this show, head to https://www.thecapitoltheatre.com/garcias-list/.
Article by Miles Hurley