In the midst of ‘90s grunge and gloom, The Refreshments emerged with fun lyrics and a more upbeat and positive sound. They had a lot of commercial success with their Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy record, and their fanbase followed frontman Roger Clyne when they broke up in 1998. He and Refreshments drummer Paul Naffah re-grouped to form The Peacemakers, an Americana rock group that is now slightly more focused on the country end of rock ‘n’ roll, but Clyne’s wit and knack for writing a good pop song are still intact. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will be playing at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ on July 22, with Luke Mulholland Band. 6 p.m. $20 advance, $25 d.o.s.
Roger Clyne And The Peacemakers: A Refreshing Change Of Direction
—by Dani Tauber, July 20, 2010