PICTURE THIS: ANR + We Barbarians + Strange Vine @ Bottom of the Hill, SF 9/15/11
The boys from Fresno, Strange Vine, kicked it off right with tunes from their album, Ghosts. Ian Blesse was on drums, rhodes, vocals — sometimes playing all three at once. Toby Cordova sang and played bass as well as several guitars. One such guitar was the size of a mandolin and constructed of a cigar box; he played it during their last song, “Lonesome Trouble.”
Another duo followed, Florida’s ANR, consisting of a drummer and a keyboardist. For their last song they were joined on stage by three friends playing various percussion instruments.
We Barbarians, headlined with catchy tunes that got the crowd hopping. Lots of love was coming from the crowd for the trio.