Charlie has been doing a Tues night residency here for the month. I just found out about it at Cochemea's show, but I couldn't make it last week. I'm sorry to say I will have to miss next week as well. However, this was phenomenal.
It was a Charlie and Matt Chamberlain duo. I hate to admit it, but I'm just not a fan of Chamberlain. Sure, he's technically great. I can dance, so it's not like I can't feel his playing. It bothers me that I can't pinpoint what it is I'm not crazy about. The only thing I can come up with is he's more subtle in his playing and I like intense. I was coming around as the show went on. I still can't call myself a fan, though. It doesn't make sense.
Anyway, it was a fabulous show. I was into it and loving it. They took a setbreak and there was another fabulous band out front to watch while waiting. I got caught by that band, and went back in for 15 min of the Charlie set before choosing to leave at 11:30 in favor of sleep. Then I had to wait on the subway platform for almost 20 min for a train. I need to figure out the timing of the trains better.