Sometimes, people, you disappoint me. Like Saturday night at Cat's Cradle, a show that had all the elements of what should have been a packed house: The super-fine Minus 5, a band featuring big-name rock stars; ample preview coverage; and it was Saturday night, what else were you going to do?
Well, I guess the rain and the televised Penn State/Iowa game kept everybody away, because maybe 100 people turned out. And to the immense credit of Scott McCaughey and company, those who were there got a heck of a show. They offered up plenty of Minus 5 and Baseball Project songs, plus a handful of Dream Syndicate classics. I always forget how much I like Steve Wynn's old band; I walked in as they were whompin' the bejezus out of "Tell Me When It's Over," and it was a great moment.
I only wish you'd been there to hear it.