Once upon a time, I had a radio show that only played bands currently performing in the district. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Everyday I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.
THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES – UP TO THE LIGHT
I didn’t realize a band name could make me feel as uncomfortable as The Soft White Sixties. Something about the combination of soft and white conjures weird imagery. Anyway, this is like fun ‘n funky summer music. I do not hate it at all. I even enjoy it. I just can’t get over their band name. Why did they think that was a good idea? They could have chosen any name, and yet they chose that one. What were they thinking?