Field Musicâ€™s third album Field Music (Measure) has the brothers David and Peter Brewis returning without pianist Andrew Moore, although thereâ€™s so much going on rhythmically and otherwise that itâ€™s hard to stop and think about whatâ€™s missing.
When approaching the Phenomenal Handclap Band for the first time, itâ€™s easy to imagine an indie novelty act, where cutesy songs are accompanied by showers of clapping hands and silly rhythms.
For an audience of mostly longtime fans, it was nice to hear Whiteman chat about where the band was going â€“ closer â€œXersesâ€ reminded of the familiar guitar rock before delivering a high-pitched jam-out and framing Apostle of Hustleâ€™s new experimental direction.
One would have to be in a pretty foul mood not to be entertained by the mysterious awesomeness of Bob Log III. Sure, his musical skills are something to behold, his one-man-band brand of blues/Americana displaying dexterity, creativity, and plenty …