I JUST NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME HOW TALL I AM
Review: Mile High News: A Clean Break
Simon Petty, leader of Los Angeles roots-rock band Minibar, describes the
band as "The cockroaches of rock," surviving the nuclear winter of label
rejections large and small and even the indignity of having to listen to its
music on "The O.C." only to continually be denied commercial success.
Now the band is hitching its wagon to Pete Yorn, a dubious strategy, but the
guys seem to have tried everything else already. The band is backing Yorn on
his current tour and playing an opening set.
Minibar also is selling its latest disc, a solid self-released effort named
"Desert After Rain." With soaring anthems, country-rock ballads and raspy
vocals, it's something of a mashup between the Stereophonics and early
Aqualung is also on the bill for the show, which begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 23, at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets are $20. Visit www.nipp.com for more
From Mile High News
February 22, 2007