Two Guys and some classic rock songs


Dennis Diken

Dennis Diken

Ed Alstrom

Ed Alstrom

Whether you favor E.J. Korvettes or Two Guys — and even if you’re too young to know what those names once meant on the landscape of mass retailing — tonight is going to belong to Two Guys.

“Itinerant musician” Ed Alstrom and Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken have reached way back into the history of mass retailing for the name of their duo act — one of many in which these super hard-working players are involved.

I apologize for the late notice, but Dennis (on drums and vocals) and Ed (on piano and vocals) are bringing their good-time sound to the Smith Brothers Dining Saloon in Ridgewood, N.J., tonight.

Dennis Diken on drums.

Dennis Diken on drums.

Two Guys focuses on classic pop and rock. As Dennis explains it, “recent repertoire has featured plenty of Jive 5, most of the Beatles ‘Something New’ album, ‘Cast Your Fate To The Wind,’ Everly Bros., Gary Lewis & The Playboys, and Gene Pitney, of course.”

So you can count on hearing sounds like that, but, knowing Dennis, I’m sure there will be surprises. All in all, it will surely be an entertaining way to spend a Wednesday evening.

Two Guys perform tonight at 8 o’clock. Smith Brothers Dining Saloon, 51 N Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (201) 444-8111. No cover.

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