El Paso Hot Button
Reviewed by Francesca Camillo, Fri., Nov. 14, 2008
El Paso Hot ButtonWaterloo Park, Nov. 8
Twisting and pushing the buffet of effects pedals at his feet and slapping the tambourine at his left shoulder, El Paso Hot Button accented his superlative one-man show with a thorough thrust of true love. With limbs weaving in every direction, he pushed sharp, bluesy rock from his Jag-Stang and foot-driven percussion through monitors that just wouldn't stay in place. He seemed more than simply ambidextrous considering what it takes to direct brain signals to the appropriate muscles, which in this instance manifested itself in instruments that screamed at the audience. Pogoing on and off of his stool provided just the right sound and speed for the hearty bass drum, bringing the set to almost tangible peaks and nadirs.