My friend, Dave Vicini—aka Dave Cave—is one of my favorite artists in Lexington and the whole, wide world. He’s a co-frontman for Boston-based rockers Viva Viva. He plays drums for Idiot Glee, and he has some really solid solo projects, too. He just put out some more music under the moniker Beat Awfuls, which is where he plays the part of an overly self-conscious, genius, possibly alcoholic and unassuming Rock-And-Roller-Save-Your-Souler. Hands down one of the most compelling live performers I’ve ever seen, Dave also writes great songs—so good in fact that you can just enjoy them without having to notice how well-structured, thoughtful and singable they are.
This glowing review is just to say that you should take a gander at his latest Beat Awfuls offering, Party Slip. It’s real, real good.