Star Tribune/Vita.mn's Chris Riemenschneider just posted this review of the record release show and preview of the More Cowbell 5th Anniversary Show:
With beer cans and a faux-beer logo on their CD jacket and new tracks called "Bartender" and "Goddamn, I Could Use a Drink," the Evening Rig could have gone onstage sloppy drunk for their CD party last Saturday in the Entry and cemented their reputation as a next-wave Replacements. Instead, the quartet played the songs on its new album "Is Doing Stuff" with intensity and heart, especially the urgent twang-rocker "The Steve McQueens," which deserves ample radio play. Frontman Jason Miller sounded apologetic when he said, "We're going to slow it down," but mellower tunes such as "Half Asleep" also came off beautifully. The Rig's next show is the MoreCowbell.net fifth anniversary show next Thursday at the Turf.