by Chevy Anderson
Worried Mothers, Kid Little, Jus’ Folks and Baby Tears might be the ones to blame for this week’s heat wave. Floor fans were blowing and the air conditioner was running at 73 degrees, but nothing could cool off these rockers at Barley Street Tavern on Tuesday night. Even Shawn Mehrens’s keyboard couldn’t escape the heat: “My keyboard is sweating,” said the Jus' Folks band member.
Worried Mothers kicked off the show with energy oozing from the pores of front man, Dave, and with a modern-folk/experimental/punk rock sound that set a high precedent. Kid Little, a solo project by Kid Kevin took the stage next with Jus' Folks backing him.
Jus’ Folks got their turn next and finished their set with a song that sounded like a dreamy scary bedtime story. Neither Jus' Folks nor Kid Little had ever set foot in The Good Life, except for Nebraska's own Jack Doyle of Jus' Folks. A few PBRs later and things were getting rowdy at the front of the stage. Baby Tears finished off the night with some bangers and Nebraska boy, Doyle, hoisted a chair in the air to show his approval.