Minus 5 plus one
Busy Scott McCaughey fronts both the Minus 5 and the Young Fresh Fellows in four area gigs, with guests including REM's Peter Buck.
By ROBIN EISGRAU
Trying as best as he can to be in two places at the same time, busy guy
Scott McCaughey will be fronting both the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus
5 as they simultaneously hit the road.
Both bands will be in our area this
month, The Minus 5 playing Maxwell's in Hoboken on March 11 with John Wesley Harding, then headlining at the
Mercury Lounge March 12. The Young Fresh
Fellows play Maxwell's on March 22 with Laika and the Cosmonauts and open for
the reunited Soft Boys March 24 at Irving Plaza. (If you don't feel like going out at all, you can catch the Minus 5
on Conan O'Brien on March 13).
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Both the Minus 5 and the Young Fresh Fellows
are well worth checking out. Peter Buck from REM will be joining the Minus
5 as they play their neatly arranged, semi-complex tunes (his being in
the band makes sense since McCaughey has toured with REM).
Formed in the
early '80s, the Seattle-based Young Fresh Fellows proudly flew the pop flag
as grunge erupted and receded. Just released is the dual CD "The Young Fresh
Fellows Because We Hate You Vs. The Minus 5 Let The War Against Music Begin"
(on Malt/Mammoth). On the Minus 5 disc, Robyn Hitchcock contributes a
colorful, imaginative bit of spoken word and on the YFF's "Because We Hate
You" they kick out a raucous, infectious take on the Boyce/Hart nugget "I
Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" and sing about Mamie, their favorite
employee at Krispy Kreme donuts. Can't decide which show to check out? Then
see 'em all.
|MARCH 8, 2001|
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