ok, this is one of those posts that got started but i never got it finished, so i'm just going to throw this link out there with a little commentary...
i saw marah for the first time between thanksgiving and christmas when they played their annual christmas show, this time at the TLA on south street, a bigger venue than usual.
heather is friends with most of the band from her college days, and her housemate is one of their backing singers, but all i'd heard going into the show were a couple of tracks from 'if you didn't laugh, you'd cry'.
the show was great and i picked up copies of 'if you didn't laugh, you'd cry' and their christmas cd - 'a christmas kind of town' - the next week. their music has a fun rawness to it, a bit of old school rock 'n roll with catchy hooks... and how many bands invite the entire audience to the after party?
cnn.com article about marah
to paraphrase the question that a lot of people ask about them... why aren't these guy's huge?
(apologies to people who's thought's or phrases i've ripped off in writing this entry)