FALMOUTH – This is a hard-driving, theatrically lit, charismatically-performed original song, “Akrasia,” by Crooked Coast, one of the most popular bands on the Cape. It is a powerful three and a half minutes from Friday night at Grumpy’s Pub.
Featuring the strong lead vocals of John McNamara, as well as the driving bass of Ben Elder, the song seemed to pull its momentum from Charles Walton on drums, who is not only a fabulous drummer but, like the rest of the band, a great showman. He’s fun to watch.
The whole band is fun to see. Of course, Luke Vose, who often sings lead, was great and ever-charismatic on this song, with backing vocals and guitar. The band is more than the sum of their parts, and it becomes clearer in each second of this hard-rocking song.
Crooked Coast has been traveling and making new friends, which is good for Cape Cod. They invited Freeway Revival, a fun jam band with great harmonies, from Asheville, North Carolina to open for them.
But it was Crooked Coast, as you will see, if you haven’t already, that stole the show.
Finally, “akarasia” is an interesting word… “The state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgement through weakness of will.” Kudos to the band.
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