We sure wish all of our Monday nights were like tonight. We were fortunate enough to catch an amazing performance by the Seattle band Rose Windows when they stopped by Fingerprints Records in downtown Long Beach. This in-store show was wedged right between two sold out performances at the Wiltern Theatre. The band is currently touring in support of their excellent album The Sun Dogs which is out now on Sub Pop Records.

Guitarist Chris Cheveyo and lead vocalist Rabia Shaheen Qazi

Rose Windows had plenty of hype coming into tonight’s show and we can definitely tell you that they deserve all of the acclaim and more. It would be easy to label them a psychedelic band but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the septet’s sound. While they do infuse 60’s influences into their music, the sound that they create is completely original and often times inspired. Somehow they are able to mix traces of folk, eastern music, rock and even a little heavy metal into their music. Check out the video below of their performance of the song “Wartime Lovers.”

Lead vocalist Rabia Shaheen Qazi has drawn comparisons to Grace Slick but we thought she sounded a little more like a young Sinead O’Connor. Her powerful, distinct vocals mixed with the poetic lyrics of lead guitarist Chris Cheveyo create an unforgettable listening experience. The band will be heading back out on the road in January playing more intimate venues. If you have a chance to see them live, don’t pass it up.

Set List
Walkin’ With A Woman
There Is A Light
Wartime Lovers
Season of Serpents
Heavenly Days
Indian Summer
Native Dreams
The Sun Dogs II – Coda 
Rose Windows on stage at Fingerprints

 

Lead vocalist Rabia Shaheen Qazi
 
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Jody & Judy

We met over 15 years ago when we were booking rock bands for the Beachfest, a local music festival here in Long Beach, CA. Since then we have seen hundreds of shows together. This is our forum to talk about concerts, bands and records that we love in the hope that we can keep rock alive.



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