[Note: This was originally a post to the
alt.music.alternative Usenet newsgroup. I’m including it here for completeness. Originally archived here.]
Just thought I’d babble a moment about this…
For those who might be interested, Critters Buggin’ played a New Year’s party up here in Anchorage, Alaska. Pretty damn good show, too.
One opening local band, Sleeve, put on a pretty impressive show for a group who’ve only been around for three months. then some mid-band bits by local anti-heroine Miss Spenard ’94 (kind of a seedy area of town…you’d have to know anchorage to understand, I think) and friends, then on to the show.
The critters played three solid sets, opening each one with help from bass player Lonnie Marshall (a name I’m not sure if I should recognize). Kept the audience moving all the way through, with the back half of the floor dancing, and the front half slamming back and forth in a semi-controlled frenzy. Quite fun, really.
Two things marked this particular show. One, this was a bit of a record-release party, as this was the first Critters performance since they released their first album. Secondly, they invited onstage to help jam with them the person who’s record label released their album…I don’t know the name of the label, but the guest guitarist was none other than Stone Gossard. Made for quite a fun night, and an awesome concert. Great way to start the year off…