December 15, 2001
John Brodeur's Tot Finder, Julia Brown, Bryan Thomas
The Larkin. Albany, New York.
Rockin' lots-o-tunes from the forthcoming album Ones and Zeros with Matt Loiacono (drums) and George Muscatello (bass). Plus some Black Sabbath for shits and giggles. It was a holiday party, after all.
TOT FINDER is an "Albany supergroup of sorts" - a collection of Albany's finest musicians, brought together for one night of great music. With John Brodeur on guitar & vocals, Adrian Cohen (Adrian Cohen Quartet) on piano and keyboard, Matthew Loiacono (Kamikaze Hearts) on mandolin, banjo, bells, vocals and hairdo, Stephen Orsini (Mother Judge, Grim Orchestra) on upright & electric bass, and Danny Whelchel (Amy Abdou Band, Refrigerators) on drums and accordion. The set included selections from "Tiger Pop", plus several brand-new and unreleased Brodeur compositions, as well as a few classic cover tunes. To top it all off, the evening was recorded for a possible release in early 2002.
There was no shutting down The Orange on this night. Huge rock takin' it into the wee hours of Sunday morn. Check out their debut CD "Big Space Mission" on Wednesday Records. Or else.
Troy captures souls in ones and zeros. Mackenzie is not impressed.