On Friday, the crowd was in full attendance; the doors were barely able to close and no one was able to move. As always the guys and gal of My Politic were spot on with their harmonies, guitar playing, fiddle'n, drinking and entertaining antics. Pankey’s southern yalps and rambling dialogs between songs really lighten the mood from the serious tones of their heart wrenching lyrics and soulful melodies. What really makes My Politic special are the harmonies formed between Kaston and Pankey and the fiddle playing of Eva Walsh. Even though Kaston and Pankey have what it takes to make it on their own, Walsh’s fiddle playing completes the sound like nothing else. It wouldn’t be the same music experience without her.
If it isn’t enough that their music rocks, they are hysterical, good, down to earth people who deserve to do what they do. If you ever get to meet the guys and have a beer with them, and yes they will pretty much talk to anyone, the conversation will flow down a river of shooting the shit. For example, before the show we had a great conversation about branding children with billboards in order to market them as permanent advertisement for companies. A) It is extremely profitable and B) what a great scare tactic to keep your kids on the straight and narrow right? Don’t worry though, they don’t want to brand their future children; they just hypothetically could be the middlemen between desperate families and corporations.
The band is leaving for tour in June but as of now they have one more show booked for Boston on May 8th at Midway Café in Jamaica Plain. So if you haven’t checked them out yet, definitely make your way down to Midway.
Photo Credit: Andrew Merrill