Pat McCurdy played every Monday night at the Beat Kitchen (a bar about 3 blocks away from where I live) for seven years and I’d heard from a lot of people how fun his shows were. I often thought, “I should go check him out.” Didn’t do it, though, for most of those seven years. Finally, one Monday night, last summer, we got a babysitter and wandered the three blocks over, sat down and heard him say that it was his last Monday night show at the Beat Kitchen and that he’d be moving on to a new place on Monday nights.
He then played about three hours of, by turns dancy, hilarious, urbane, catchy, country, poetic, improvised, rocking, sweet, and silly music–all written by him–with stories about nearly every song that were as good as the songs themselves. It was great. Apparently he got hired by the Green Bay Packers sometime last summer to create a song and video for the home games. He did. I’m not sure if the fans like it or love it, but I’m pretty sure it’s one of those. And it cracks me up; especially the big “opera voice” chorus.
You can check out more of his stuff here.
Happy Super Sunday, everyone.