Tonight: Thunderado and the Small Sounds at the Continental Club

Categories: Playbill, Rotation

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Thunderado's Paul Beebe (center) and friends at the Continental, Christmas 2007

Thunderado doesn't play around much. This is not to say it's not one helluva band, but guitarist Hunter Perrin has a day job that keeps him busy most of the year: backing legendary Credence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty. When Perrin is in town, however, he and bassman compadre Paul Beebe bring one of the rockingest three-piece combos in the area to the stage.

Thunderado's bluesy, surf-influenced torrent of rock and roll that pours forth proves that the band is most appropriately named, and Perrin is a serious string-shredder. These guys can shake the rafters. The group's first CD, Thunderado - with powerhouse session man Kenny Aronoff on drums - is due in early December and, if Fogerty's schedule allows, the band hopes to play more hometown gigs for a while. (Thunderado also rocks the Continental Christmas night.)

The Small Sounds is another local project Beebe participates in, and the band has a somewhat higher profile than Thunderado due to regular gigging at Rudyard's and other local venues. The sound is a sparse mixture of pop, psychedelia and wispy alternative country, which makes them fit for a wide range of stages. Debut CD The Small Sounds is available now. - William Michael Smith

9 p.m. tonight at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

 


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