This music blows
To politely paraphrase a comment from a now-deceased blues giant, I believe it was Muddy Waters, about an upstart harmonica player named Magic Dick from the J. Geils Band: “If that young Caucasian performs cunnilingus like he plays that harp, he’s a gentleman who has sexual relations with women who once gave birth to children.” Ahem, Chris “Hammer” Smith blows a mean harp, too. He’s recorded with Sammy Hagar and John Tesh and—for additional cred—once blew harp on the soundtrack to television’s trailer-targeted comedy The Dukes of Hazard, and his L.A.-based quartet has opened for a pair of Kings, as in Albert and B.B. He brings that combo, the Hammer Smith Band, to the Torch Club, 904 15th St., Thursday, Nov. 16. The show starts at 9:30p.m. Admission is $5. For more info, call 443-2797.