Every so often, C-Notes passes the mic to a band and lets them explain why your life will be better if you go see 'em, even if gas is, like, 37 bucks a gallon. This week: Smiley Baldazar. Why? Because they're really funny. And they jam like hell, but not in a hippie way, which would suck.
Also, if you like them, or just really like free stuff, the first two readers to e-mail us their name get a copy of their new CD free; we'll mail it to you, or you can pick it up at Scene's offices. Technically, that should mean you can skip the band's CD release party at the Winchester this weekend, but you shouldn't. Read on for their pitch, and the show details. -- D.X. Ferris