Unlike a few of the other area record stores, Black & Read doesn't have many shows. So when a band does play at the store, it's kind of a special occasion, especially when it features legendary '70s psychedelic hard rock band Medusa. This was one of only a handful of shows the band has played since coming back into being after something like a 38-year hiatus.
|Medusa | Black & Read | November 28, 2014|
Medusa set the northwest corner of the store, with an audience standing between record racks. The band has already earned wide acclaim for its 1975 debut album, First Step Beyond, which wasn't released until 2013. With leaders Gary and Donna Brown being in their 60s at this point, the show could have been tame, but it really wasn't. You could feel the enthusiasm and verve in Donna's shouts and Gary's smoothly fiery leads. It didn't feel like people reliving old glory. It felt more like a new band, excited about its music.
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