We’ve been meaning to post something about this all summer, but only just now sat down to do it. Back in June we had the awesome instrumental rock band The Weisstronauts play a show at camp. Pete Weiss, who fronts the band, and who knew Jeff from his Chicago days (the early 1990s!), had an open tour date, and everything worked out for the Rockbrook girls to have a rockin’ dance party. Dance contests, limbo competitions, conga lines — it was non-stop action!
The band’s music is a little hard to describe, but you take 3 electric guitars, bass, drums and the occasional “accent” instrument and roll out surf, country, spy, psychedelia and rock styles. Very danceable, very up-tempo, tight playing, and fun through and through.
Head on over to the Weisstronauts’ Site and you can hear the leading track, “Fisticuffs,” from their new CD Instro-tainment. You’ll enjoy it. Promise.
And here’s one more treat. During the show at Rockbrook, the band recorded some video, and now Pete has put together a music video that uses some of that footage. Take a look and you’ll see RBC! The song is “Seven-X’s,” also from the new CD, and the old-looking footage in the video is from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Very Cool.