The Quarter After:: Changes Near

Another favorite record of mine this year is The Quarter After’s Changes Near. Following on the pathways of West Coast rock, this album narrows the focus to the sixties and pays one grand tribute to one of the coolest bands ever – – The Byrds. No doubt, that last line is enough to give you fair grounding on what to expect, and while many have tried to utilize the Rickenbacker twelve-string to induce Jim McGuinn type episodes over the years, none have ever came as close or been as successful in capturing the feeling as The Quarter After on Changes Near. You’ll hear much of it on here, reminding you of the early Crosby years, Notorious, Ballad of Easy Rider, and so forth. Don’t worry though Byrds fans, The Quarter After don’t seem to worship that Gram Parsons’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo stuff(no offense Gram, you were real fine, but The Byrds were even greater without you in the mind of this tried and true Byrds fan) as much as the sheep like music media, and opt for the cooler sounds. Good times indeed, and I need to take my hat off to these guys for knowing what is up.

See How Good It FeelsTurning Away.mp3
May 18 Freakbeat Records Sherman Oaks, California
May 22 The Raven w/the Asteroid 4 Prescott, Arizona
May 23 Pappy & Harriets w/the Asteroid 4 & Spindrift Joshua Tree, California
May 24 The Prospector w/the Asteroid 4 Long Beach, California
May 26 “…IS GOOD” w/ Jon Hershfield www.
May 26 Spaceland of Dreams w/ Asteroid 4 & Mezzanine Owls Silverlake, California
May 27 Big Sur Spirit Garden w/Asteroid 4 & Chief Nowhere Big Sur, California
May 28 The Rickshaw Stop w/the Asteroid 4 San Francisco, California
May 30 The East End w/the Asteroid 4 & Rebel Drone Portland, Oregon
May 31 Comet Tavern w/the Asteroid 4 & Rebel Drone Seattle, Washington
Jun 4 The Standard Hotel Los Angeles, California

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