I really like the Music Farm. I read one comment about the sound being bad. I totally disagree. I usually try to get to the front of the stage for photography but the last 2 shows I went to at the Farm I was behind the bar. The sound was loud enough, and was very clear, could understand all the vocals. I moved to Charleston from Milwaukee 2 years ago and occasionally went to a cub of equal size in Milwaukee called The Rave. The sound there was absolutely terrible. For a club the size of the Music Farm I give the club an "A" for the sound. The list of bands playing the Farm is very diverse. I have seen the New York Dolls, Unknown Hinson, Drivin' n' Cryin', Drive-By Truckers, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - all excellent shows.
Great to see a fantastic female singer/songwriter/musician front a great rock band. So tired of all the weak pop stuff with canned backup music that is so common today.
To willywoody, Black Joe Lewis sounds good, but to compare new R&B/soul to proto punk/glam icons David Johansen and Syl Sylvain is funny. Totally different music. I am a longtime fan, lived in Milwaukee all my life and saw Johansen in '82 (he jumped off the stage and I supported him above the crowd), Thunders in '86 and '89 (2 other shows I was going to got cancelled), and Sylvain in 2003(?). Syl is great guy, talked with him after the show and he autographed my CD's. I am living in Charleston now and we are very fortunate to have this show. Many hardcore fans scoff at the new Dolls, but the new CD "'Cause I Sez So" is great. If you get away from comparing the old band vs. new, you will see the music is great. I really like the reggae version of "Trash".
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