After a few cocktails my cousin didn't wanna drive, but I convinced her to head over to Beauty Bar with me. Sara dropped up off on her way somewhere else. It was only 10 and the BB was already pretty crowded. I was so glad I opted for this show over the Cat Empire.
caUSE co-MOTION! was as good as I'd hoped they'd be. A 4 piece from Brooklyn, they were jangly and rockin.
The drummer was adorable and made some cute expressions while he played and kept smiling.
After the show I was on a hunt to find Kevin from What's Your Rupture? who had sent me the CD earlier in the week. In the meantime it was fun seeing so many people...my fellow bloggers, Scott CatDirt and Lyn Chickrawker, Rich from SignOnSanDiego, and other friends like Francine, Vinyl Radio Matt, and Alex and Eric of Swim Party.
Delta Spirit hit the stage and when we tried to work our way back to the patio, it was packed. Delta Spirit has such a great sound, as I've mentioned before. At times I was even thinking there is a quality in the singer's voice that reminded me of Starsailor which I hadn't noticed before. The Christian bent lyrics still feel really preachy to me, but no denying this band has a lot of talent. The guitarist even moves like the CWK bassist. I love when the singer beats his huge drum with a maraca. That and other percussion experimentation makes these guys stand out from your standard typical rock band. I had grabbed the set list back at the December show so I'm gonna post that since I never did before...
After Delta Spirit, we finally found Kevin from WYR? and chatted for a while. Scott was heading out after the band, so I asked for a ride back to Kensington, and Connie and I were back in no time at all.
She crashed out, but I wasn't quite done with my Saturday, so I walked to the Ken Club and caught The Jade Shader.
I had heard these guys were good but I just hadn't caught them live in the past. Epic dramatic Rock, and Chris Prescott of San Diego bands (Tanner, No Knife, and Fishwife) and Terrin Duffy (Boilermaker), it is no wonder they rock. And Gabriel Freenburg, aka Old Man Hands, is in the Jade Shader.
They will be playing with Rob Crow at the Casbah on February 14. It was another night of staying until last call and walking home. Fortunately it was a lazy Super Bowl sunday and I had no responsibilities other than couching for an entire day. I'll post this weeks Things To Do in a few...