ok, went to the HOB pontiac garage on sunday wif a friend who's a huge fan of the Hymns. endured the $10 parking, $14 ticket and $6 drinks cuz you know why. dint bring the camera, arent you lucky, no shitty pics.
doors were at 8:00. got there at 8:30 and somehow missed the first band, Greater Good. WHAT. THE. FUCK?!!?!!! still fucking pissed about that. Hymns were playin when we got there. these guys were really good. sorta bluesy, southern-soft-rockish stuff. very high-energy. most band members looked like they hadn't showered in a couple weeks, you know what i mean. but that's what the chicks dig, you know? maybe we can all learn somethin from that, eh? anyways...fuck. they were good.
locksley headlined. these dudes were pretty damn good, too. very 60's high energy beatles-esque sorta shit. great show. they dont need no help from me. fuck, tom hanks is a fan, so...
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
headed to dada once again on thursday night to catch the felons. the les savy fan showed up, too.
was amazed to see a huge crowd there when i walked in - very rare on a weeknight. the crowd was predominantly female, too - even rarer. after a while, though, our initial excitement waned as we used our keen observation skeels and noticed that these gals wouldn't be hookin up with any guys that evenin, IF you know what i mean. then, as the evening wore on, and everyone got socially lubricated, all doubt was removed. the LSF lamented "my powers are useless!". turns out they were all there to support
Fourth Frame (sorry - they don't seem to have a myspace page yet), who had their first show that night. really enjoyed these guys. very catchy pop, sometimes with a reggae feel. The LSF and I agreed - you'd never believe it was their first show - they seemed very polished and confident. very nice. wouldn't mind catching them again.
next up were the felons. you know i've loved the felons for quite a while now, and every time i see them, my opinion gets reaffirmed. i can't say enough about how talented these guys are, how incredible dave's voice is, what great songs they have put together. lookin forward to hearing more and more new stuff from them. for the last two songs, fred joined the band, and i have to admit, it put a smile on my face to see him up there again. 'twas a great finish to a great set.
last up was Three Fantastic, from houston. third time to see these guys. i tell ya, the first half of their set, they had the whole joint jumping, even causin the drunks sittin at the bar to shout "hey who the fuck are you guys?" between songs. but i have to say, the second half, they seemed to lose everyone. seemed like they dialed it back just a tad or somethin, cuz it just started to drag after a while. pretty good stuff, tho - good-timey rock-n-roll, very loungey sometimes, great voice on lead, great guitar playing. just maybe need to re-order the set a bit. freewayland was a highlight, fosho.