Today I’m suggesting that you leave the friendly confines of New York City and take the PATH train one stop, into Jersey City, to see a great rock show at WFMU‘s Monty Hall. Headlining is the best straight ahead rock band in the known universe, Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3. That’s Steve along with guitarist Jason Victor, bassist Dave DeCastro and drummer Linda Pitmon in the photo above. Here’s what I said about this band when I bestowed on Steve the Now I’ve Heard Everything Artist of the Decade Award:
Steve and The Miracle 3 are, in my opinion, the best live rock band in America (and probably the world). They have a great catalog of songs stretching from the 21st century all the way back to Steve’s days with The Dream Syndicate in the 1980s. They are not afraid of, and understand how to use the power of loudness. And Steve, Jason, Dave and Linda are excellent musicians who enjoy playing with and off each other.
Also playing as part of the Miracle 3 tonight will be Josh Kantor on keys. Josh also plays with Jim’s Big Ego and The Baseball Project. He’s also the organist at Fenway Park, and is off at the moment as the Red Sox are on the road.
Opening the show will be The Minus Five. That group led is by The Baseball Project’s Scott McCaughey, and they rock. Josh, Steve and Linda will be playing as part of the Minus Five tonight.
This will be a great show. But if you can’t make it, WFMU will be broadcasting it live!
Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 and The Minus Five, Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery Street between Greene and Washington Streets, Jersey City (Newark bound PATH Train to Exchange Place), doors 8pm / show 9pm, $13