The 757s are on the musical fast track. Like a snowball that grows as it rolls down the hill, so did the band: Founding member Seth Zimmerman (Tangletown) enlisted Missing Numbers guitarist Jimmy Peterson to collaborate. Together they nabbed drummer Steve Sutherland and added Paul Pirner. A week after forming the band, the group had already recorded two albums' worth of material. "Our model quickly became writing songs in the 10 minutes prior to recording them," Zimmerman boasts jokingly. "The idea was to put together a group of friends that could play and get along, which seemed reasonable at the time." The result? While Beyoncé's hastily smacked together B'Day may sound like chaos, the 757s' Tell the Pilgrims It's a Potluck is pure and pleasant alterna-rock jamming. Songs are quirky and low-key, such as "1981"—a tale about a woman dancing to her favorite "dated" song because it still makes her happy. Playful guitarist Terry Eason also jams at the show. With pop-rockers Porcupine. 18+.
Fri., Dec. 21, 7 p.m., 2007
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