The Parmesans

Late last month, Bay Area folksters The Parmesans released a video for “Sweet Plete Neat Pete”, the first single off their forthcoming Nature’s Burrito EP. The track highlights The Parmesans’ strengths: tight harmonies (which offer a hint to the odd song title, in this case), catchy melodies, and a bit of endearing goofyness in their lyrics. I recently caught The Parmesans play a show without mics, and the past year of relentless gigging and recording has allowed them to truly hone their sound – they have great chemistry, they swap instruments throughout the set, and their talent on display reminds you that you have to take them seriously as artists, even when their lyrics are shooting for a punchline. As is typical for the Parmesans, there are plenty of opportunities to catch them live around the Bay Area and beyond over the next couple of months. The video for “Sweet Plete Neat Pete” is below, followed by The Parmesans upcoming live dates.

The Parmesans Live Dates:
03/09 – San Francisco – El Rio (w/ Mark Nelsen Band, Down and Outlaws)
03/13 – San Diego – Seven Grand (w/ Al Howard)
03/14 – Los Angeles – Villains Tavern
03/16 – San Francisco – Thee Parkside (w/ Sunny Jim Brown, Hay Babes)
03/20 – San Francisco – The Lost Church (w/ Just Another Murderous Family Von Trapped in a Mansion!!!)
03/27 – Oakland – The Uptown (w/ Grit & Gold)
04/04 – San Francisco – Bottom of the Hill (w/ City Tribe, Bonnie & the Bang Bang)
04/18 – Los Angeles – The Mint
04/22 – San Francisco – Amnesia (w/ Sioux City Kid)