(a portion of this piece was published by Planet JH Weekly)
The lead track, “Forgotten Lullabies,” from Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons’s debut studio album, Breakfast, opens with a deeply grooving funk melody akin to a Robert Walter’s 20th Congress cut. Amplified by the collaborative note play of a dominant low-end clavinet fused with an electric guitar, trumpet and a rumbling bass, the elements spell, P-A-R-T-Y. “I am a mountain, you are my muse/Carve me down with your fountain, reveal whatever you choose,” sings guitarist and songwriter Jack Tolan.
The Weapons—the sextet’s abbreviated namesake—will step onto the Pink Garter Stage this Saturday for their first headlining show at the theatre, a well-deserved accomplishment to complement their Album Release Party. The Weapons exceeded their goal of $5,000 through a crowd-funded campaign on Indiegogo.com, making the recording feasible. All concertgoers will receive a free CD of Breakfast.
Zimmerman co-founded The Weapons with bassist Sam Lowenthal in the winter of 2011-12, when the two friends informally jammed and spoke of