Bay Area double-header for Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery

With a name that inspires spaghetti western imagery and a dramatic score, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first saw Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery step up into a small, dark room. The Indianapolis band had grabbed an opening slot coming through San Francisco last year during DonCat’s El Rio residency. It was one of those nights you want to jump out from the venue into the patio and yell, "Everyone, come quick, music is happening!” With the stage tucked far enough away, one tends to forget about the lure of dirt-cheap tall cans next door. [...]

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