Yellow #6 Takes Electro-Acoustic Approach to Propaganda

The duo Yellow #6, named for a soda ingredient, started in February when area songwriter Thom Beals, who played bass in hard rock bands years ago, befriended Black Weather Shaman's Armand Ignelzi. Both band members are into Radiohead as well as bluegrass greats like Doc Watson and Bill Monroe, which explains why some songs like "Hunter" start off with electronic noises and clapping drumbeats and then drop into a bit of countrified acoustic guitar. Others like "Icecaps" explore noisy weirdness all the way through, while tunes like "Uptight" exhibit bluegrass traits consistently.

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6 S. J St.
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Lake Worth


Yellow #6, with Lavola, Luna Rex, and Your Umbrella. 9 p.m. Saturday, September 11, at Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth. Tickets cost $5 for those 21 and up and $10 for those 18 to 20. Call 561-547-7273, or click here.

The Yellow #6 project is Beals' first attempt at lyric writing, and he went straight for social commentary. The song "6:30 a.m." is about aggressive males who go out at night looking to break some heads. Though it's sung in first person, the speaker's perspective is one that Beals loathes rather than endorses. "Hunter" is a follow-up to that tune in which the character in "6:30 a.m." faces the consequences of his behavior and, as Beals puts it, starts to think, "Oh shit! The cops are coming to get me. I'm having some realizations." In a live setting, the multi-instrumentalists swap out instruments and use their own prerecorded samples to fill out the sound. Beals plans to take Yellow #6 demo recordings into the studio eventually, "unless someone's interested in helping a poor hand."

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