In Rotation: Nick Waterhouse – Is That Clear?

Single of the year. Easy. And it just shouldn’t be. This is not my scene. Not my bag. But this is the single of the year.

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As John Peel used to say of fellow retro-immersives, “a singular vision.”

Nick Waterhouse played Las Vegas in October. Six shows at the Cosmopolitan’s Book & Stage. I attended the first slot. I’m a big fan of Cosmopolitan’s music bookings and have had some great times in concert. But Book & Stage is an odd duck. The sound is great, yet the bands are at an angle and are always in a minor tussle with the casino and patrons for attention. Waterhouse and gang could easily swing a residency here in town. It just felt too shiny and open. I need some locational compression. The band needs to be able to make you sweat.

On Nick’s blog he’s written that the following clip defines what he’s all about. I think its like his personal life’s Instagram-filter is part North Beach Kerouac-sepia and part sunny Newport 1958. Its a good thing.

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