It's not easy for a band to do something different. After all, since music has been recorded, a lot of ground has been covered. That being said, it's not impossible for a band to come up with something different. Restavrant is one of those bands that does something different - and does it pretty well.
Restavrant is a two-man band, but you wouldn't necessarily know that just by listening to some of the tunes. The members produce a sound that sounds like a lot more people than just two. This duo plays gritty music that is a blend of country blues and punk rock. The guitar provides most of the blues aspect of the band. Troy Murrah has definitely put some time into studying and learning the blues, but he doesn't play it like Howlin' Wolf or Muddy Waters. At the same time, he plays and sings with energy befitting a punk band. The percussion is pretty homespun too. When you listen to the songs of this band, you'll hear a beat and a lot of tambourines and an occasional pinging sound. That pinging sound is the percussionist banging on a tire rim. That certainly is one of the things that makes this band different.
Restavrant plays Friday, November 11 at 4th St. Vine. This isn't just any gig at a club. The band is playing the reception for an art show featuring graphite drawings and engravings by Murrah. This 21+ free show is from 7 until 11. 4th St. Vine is located at 2142 E 4th Street in Long Beach.