brings to mind wearing a recycled engagement ring or dating someone who
has past lovers' names tattooed on them. It can be an awkward and
potentially dangerous thing. In the case of this California group's
soft, acoustic repackaging of alternative emo rock, it comes completely
Singer/guitarist John Vesely's pedigree in music allows him to add
credence and depth to the emotion-ridden songscapes about the ups and
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downs of his romantic life. The son of a jazz musician who stinted in
numerous bands and genres before finding his, ahem, "calling," Vesely does it well and with gusto. A romantic, I guess, in the classical sense.
Joining the love-in will be the dynamic electro-pop rock of the White Tie Affair, the electric double-take of Runner Runner, and Tallahassee pop-rockers Go Radio. Guitar nerds out there, take note: The ladies like to be serenaded, even if the song ain't your own.
Secondhand Serenade, with the White Tie Affair, Runner Runner, and Go Radio. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $14.99. Call 954-564-1074, or click here.