Sunday, March 30, 2008

Steve Poltz & Truckee Brothers, Casbah, 3.25.08

Tuesday night I was on the fence about going out, but it was a good day, I was back to full energy and any residual sickness was gone. I came home and cleaned, did some laundry, and by the time I was done and realized how many bad shows are on tv at the moment, and feeling accomplished for having finished my whole week's worth of listings, I went down to the Casbah. I got there as the Truckee Brothers played their last two songs.

It's been a while since I've Steve playing his own music; last time was for the CLA show, and I have to say it felt a little foreign to me. It's no secret Steve was quite the man-whore around town and I was one of the many who had a crush for quite some time. My crush has long since passed, and there's something kinda nostalgic about that, but the music just doesn't hit that spot for me like it did back then which is a little bit sad. Looking around the room, I'd have to say I was alone. There were lots of girls in the room and they all still seemed to have the googly eyes for the man onstage.

That's not to say it wasn't a great set. Early on, Steve called AJ Croce onstage to play with him, and he played a lot of new stuff, old stuff, and some Rugburns stuff. It took a while to get into the mood of the music because the crowd was pushed back from the stage, but finally Steve told everyone to move up and it chilled the room out a bit, and Steve felt more in his element.

There wasn't any craziness- no wild stage antics, no rolling on the floor, no nudity, and no crowd surfing, but it was a good refresher course in Poltz 101.

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