Uncle Leon and the Alibis “Tear the Place Down”
From Adobe and Teardrops
By Rachel C.
Recently a friend of mine and I debated the value of opening bands. As he put it, openers are there because they either haven’t gotten famous yet, or they’re not famous for a very, very good reason. The way I see it, I paid X dollars for live music, and I’m going to get my money’s worth. Besides, when they’re in the latter category you discover great new music.
Uncle Leon and the Alibis opened for Two Cow Garage on Saturday. They made the many lackluster opening sets I’ve sat through completely worth it. The raucous, opening chords scorched Union Hall’s walls. In the finest of cowpunk tradition, Uncle Leon’s blazing rockabilly is rivaled only by the clever lyrics.
If you weren’t there to see them tear the place down, you can download a demo of four live tracks that captures the band’s energy. Alas, the crowd-pleaser “Whiskey, Weed, and Big-Titted Women” is not available for download. Here’s hoping it’s on their upcoming album.[“Whiskey and Weed and Big-Titted Women” is now very much available, along with the rest of our new album, Wild Ways. Listen and download it here. – UL]