Post by scalabrine on Apr 13, 2011 21:03:41 GMT -5
So I told everyone that I would check back in after seeing them in Arcata on the 11th. They played on the same night as Animal Collective so right after the show... I literally sprinted from one venue (AC) to the other (about .5 miles). They started their set about 15 minutes before I got there so I marched on in got to the front row and was dancing up a storm with an Eye of the Hawk in hand (9% brew from Mendocino...delicious) and they just tore it up.
I know ill probably piss alot of people off with this one, but they blew Animal Collective out of the water with their energy and performance. I got tons of high 5's and points from the band, the bass player and the guitar player (not Black Joe Lewis) jumped into the crowd and were dancing and battling eachother while playing guitar right in the crowd. Of of the horn playesr did the same later on. Such a great show! After I asked them if they wanted to indulge in some of Humboldt's finest, I chilled with pretty much all of them (minus the drum player) got to see the van theyd been traveling across the entire country (pretty small for 9 people on tour), drank a couple brews.
I asked either Bill (the guitar player) or Jason (horn) if they knew when they were playing and they didnt know yet. I also asked them if their was one thing they could have at their Bonnaroo show what it would be and they said that only once in their show had they seen a moshpit and they would love to see another.
Post by Chris Major on Apr 16, 2011 19:49:39 GMT -5
Agreed. Really impressed with the Coachella performance. I texted my friend in Jersey who is attending Roo with me that he should check them out, and he surprisingly told me he already knows about them, loves them, had no idea they got added to Roo, and subsequently marked out. Awesome. Barring conflicts this is a must see for me.
2/20 Black Joe Lewis
2/23 Russian Circles
3/2 Gary Clark Jr
3/6 Pusha T
3/21 Umphreys (Vegas)
And clearly you aren't a rapist (I hope) but the way you pop into any thread where a woman happens to be lamenting her lack of ride to Bonnaroo and tell them to come hop on your bus sounds extremely rapey.
5/29/2011 Quincy, WA THE GORGE Sasquatch Music Festival 6/4/2011 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Fest 6/11/2011 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival 6/12/2011 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell''s 6/12/2011 New York, NY Madison Square Park Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 6/16/2011 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway 6/17/2011 Columbia, MO Mojo's
So after looking at the lineup, I realized I had nothing I really wanted to see Saturday until 3ish. So I went searching for a new band to keep me occupied, and stumbled upon these guys. And WOW!!!! I loved every song on "Tell 'em What Your Name Is" and just downloaded Scandalous. Really accurate description whoever said it's James Brown meets Howlin' Wolf.
This band has the potential to be like the Trombone Shorty show from last year. Super funky noon show to start off the day right. I cannot wait to see them live!