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