Popular North Shore band plays the after-parties on Bluesdays!
June 30, 2011
A popular North Shore band has added a guitarist and changed its name.
Formerly Subjektochange and STC, Headphone Union was selected from about 150 names on a Facebook contest. Dan Parslow is a former guitarist for Nervous Sheep.
Headphone Union will perform every Tuesday in July and August in Squaw Village’s Auld Dubliner after the Bluesdays! shows.
Nick DeNoia said he and his band mates hope some of the blues artists will sit in.
“Were going to definitely be sending that invitation to all of the artists either directly or though Blake (Beeman the sound engineer) and just to let them know to please come over and play a couple of songs with us, or play all night long if your so inclined, because all the artists that they bring in there are top notch. We’re looking forward to getting into spontaneous jams with those guys, for sure.”
While an invitation this week goes out to John Nemeth’s trio, another band also is expected to sit in. Groove Session, a funk trio from Southern California, is in the area this week and will be as Squaw on Tuesday.
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Parslow lived in Hawaii for 10 years before moving back to Tahoe, where Nervous Sheep played and shared venues with Cosmic Free Way. Frank “Fletch” Fletcher, Headphone Union’s drummer, played with the Free Way and recruited Parslow to join the band.
“He is a monster on the guitar who has adapted many styles,” DeNoia said. “He plays anywhere from blues to surf to totally jam master.”
With a new name comes a subtle change in genre. Formerly purveyors of “CosmiCallyFunk,” Headphone Union now plays progressive electro funk, its website says.
A solo acoustic guitarist, Tuck Wilson, also will play after-parties for Bluesdays! He will perform at Uncorked.