Concert Review: Slim Twig, Crosss, October 21, Horseshoe Tavern


As Slim Twig was setting up before his show at the Horseshoe on Wednesday night, I noticed no less than four guitarists plugging in. The promise of the show turning into a full on rock extravaganza was pretty high and Twig did not let us down.

The audience was already primed for some heaviness during Crosss’ set before the headliner. The band’s thick, sludgy, slowed down riffs were a different kind of heavy than the four guitar onslaught that Slim Twig would bring during the second half of his set, but equally satisfying.

When the time came for Slim Twig to take the stage, it seemed the entirety of his set was given over to a lot of guitar heroics – more is not always better, but in this case, more was definitely better. Twig and his band played a lot of newer stuff from his latest album Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig, with highlights including “Slippin Slidin,” his cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Cannabis,” and “Stone Rollin’ (Musical Emotion)” with Slim Twig noting that musical emotion was “what we hope to inspire in you tonight.” Mission accomplished.

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