[Video] John Wesley Coleman, Rayon Beach at The Horned Hand

Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 9:10 am by Ben Salmon

My memory on this one is a little fuzzy, but this I know for sure: At some point in the past, present or future (probably the past), John Wesley Coleman and Rayon Beach played The Horned Hand in Bend, and I was there with my little video camera to capture the clatter.

I’m sure shortly after the show I was full of thoughts and opinions on the bands, but I can’t recall them now. Mostly I remember short, sharp blasts of the Goner/HoZac-style fuzz/scuzz/psych/pop/punk that the jorts-wearing kids are loving these days. Rayon Beach’s tunes were off-kilter and draped in waves of reverb, whereas Coleman’s irresistible riffs and melodies did a better job of cutting through the haze. (Shout-out to his keyboard guy, too, whose playing brought a bit of an E Street Band feel to the proceedings.)

Moving pictures of each band below!

John Wesley Coleman

Rayon Beach

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