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Review: Todd Clouser & A Love Electric in Milwaukee

A different kind of power trio

Todd Clouser

Why was I thinking about Cream all night? The guitarist didn’t play like Clapton. The bass player didn’t sing, and the drummer wasn’t doing bass drum rolls. There was not a blues lick to be heard, and the group is not from England. In fact, A Love Electric comes from Mexico City! Still, this trio played with the musical interplay and intensity found on Wheels of Fire.

The group’s comfort level with each other might be partially explained by this Milwaukee date being the last of a world tour-one that had them gigging in Frankfurt and in Fargo during the same week! But far from appearing exhausted, the group sounded invigorated throughout their three long sets.

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