31 Oct 2014

Music reviewer Grant Smithies

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 31 October 2014

Grant Smithies checks out the lesbian love songs and post-modern murder ballads of New Orleans folk band Hurray For The Riff Raff, then gets sand in his Speedoes while listening to Nelson surf-rock trio, The Radtones. Small Town Heroes is the fifth album from itinerant Puerto Rican singer Alynda Lee Segarra, now based in New Orleans, where many of these songs are set. The album was released earlier this year but is only now getting the attention it deserves, and the band is to play a one-off gig in Auckland at the Vector Arena Tuning Fork on Friday, November 21. The debut six-track EP by a new surf rock trio from Nelson. Makes you want to strap on a pair of Speedoes, drink too much beer and dance in the sand dunes. The sound of summer down here in the town wear I live…