It looks like Cous Cous’ loss is Balliceaux’s gain. First Fight the Big Bull and now Ombak.
Ombak plays at Balliceaux on Wednesday night. UPDATE: It hasn’t been confirmed that this will become a bi-weekly gig, like their residency at Cous Cous was, and like Fight the Big Bull’s is now at Balliceaux. For now, this is a one-off show.
The room sounds great for music, so I’m sure Ombak’s sound is going to fit right in. And there’s no doubt that they fill Balliceaux booker Chris Bopst’s requirements of having “some ass, some bite, some chomps, something that moves me physically.”
After Wednesday, Ombak’s next performance will be at RVAJazzfest with Tim Berne. This may be a good opportunity to check out what the band has been working on.