Thursday, March 15, 2012

Selection Reminder: Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade!

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Photo by Brett Moen
  • Photo by Brett Moen

Thursday, March 15 Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade

with the Oak Hill Drifters

9 p.m.

Will's Pub

1042 N. Mills Ave.

407-898-5070

willspub.org

$5

The often raucous Will’s Pub will have to break out the blue and sepia light gels to set the proper mood for this blues, jazz and ragtime-inspired group whose sound was self-defined by the title of their 2007 album Modern Vintage. The NYC-based band pulls out all the instrumental stops – archtop guitar, upright bass, snare brushes – to invoke a barn-storming Americana that feels best suited to Charleston-dancing sailors on shore-leave

in the 1930s. Most importantly, frontwoman Miss Tess brings a fiery commitment to the proceedings and a take-it-or-leave-it attitude that sells the band’s throwback vibe as more than just nostalgia chic. – Justin Strout

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