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photos by Leia Jospe, words by Andrew Sacher
Devin Therriault, who we profiled before CMJ, played Pete's Candy Store on 10/19 and Public Assembly on 10/21 as part of the Neon Gold/Chess Club Records CMJ Showcase. The shows were some of Devin's first with a new band.
I was able to see his set at Public Assembly and of the incarnations of Devin's band that I've seen, his new drummer is the hardest hitting. That also helped it be the loudest Devin show I've seen yet (almost too loud for Public Assembly's PA), but that's exactly how Devin's brand of rock and roll should be. The Wild Honey Pie was there:
"Vintage rocker Devin Therriault seemed to especially rev up the female contingent. Dressed in pressed on black denim with a sort of low slung black holster belt, red and white stripe button up, and meticulously slicked and curled hair, Therriault gave off a vibe that bridged the gap between the 50's slickster and the first wave punker. At one point, as he gyrated his hips and leaned dramatically into his guitar digs, the girl behind me physically tried to move me aside so that she might have an unobstructed view of this mainline rock Casanova."And speaking of rock and roll, as Devin hit his last chord in the set, his drummer kicked the kit out from in front of him and walked off the stage. More pictures from the show below...