Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dyrty Byrds/Highland Ramblers/Captain Squeegee Jan 9th

This show kicked ass and it started with the Highland Ramblers ripping thorugh a high energy bluegrass set that ended with the diabolical Biz Markie's You say he's just a Friend. Sure it was jokey, but it was fun. The Dyrty Byrds launched into some southernish rock with sam Holt leading the guitar frenzy and it sounded magical. Meanwhile in the gallery Captain Squeegee was cleaning up the mess Highwater mark left by the Higland Ramblers, no wonder why they live in the highlands. Captain Squeegee, a band that makes you always question your spelling, had a high energy rock hip hop hoedown going on in back.

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention we have 3 pinball games back there, so just when you feel like you have been bouncing back aqnd forth seeing bands, you can go emphasize with that silver ball in back.

One KInd Favor/Boozegrass/40 Foot Journey Jan 8th

One of my favorite things about this new new Quixote's True Blue is its versatilty. I can do three diffent bands and it always works out. The new Quixote's somehow allows things to work outperfectly, but I really never know how it will work out till I get here and then it just does. I guess theree must have been some magic left in that old Quixote's spirit because when I do a show here it all just works out. I love this place and I love hearing bands here. They seem to elevate beyond there normal playing and push themsleves because I really think they love this place also. Boozegrass kicked some bluegrass ass in the Gallery then 40 foot journey did a good job creating an initial buzz on the maistage. And tehn came One Kind Favor and they played awesome, but were not able to briing the masses out, but if you were one of the people that were not here you definitely missed a great show. The whole thing was not great, but it was good and will just get better as people start to recognize there name

Zobomaze and Whiskey Tango Jan 7th

Zobomaze has been sloowing progressing and absorbing the scene and they are about to emerge in a big way. These cats are good, actuallly they started out reall good, but they keep on progresssing. They have the ability to be in complete command of the room. I see them backstage and I think how young they are, but somehow they are playing in the big leagues, they have done their studies because when they walk out on stage they are a complete band and they create very cohesive jams thata just gel. This is not a band of kids, these are musicians with a purpose and if they are this good now, who knows wheree in the hell they are headed. It can only be up. But who knows, they might start thinking they are so good that they never practice again and they become very average. This might happen that they become average, but I doubt it. It would be a shame because something that works so good at these early stages has so much potential, I can't wait to see where they with 10 years of life experiences and music under their belt. No doubt it will be very interesting.

And in the end, that is why I am here, to see what happens.

Digital Beatdown Jan 6th

Dig the crazy beat of Digital Beatdown, they are high energy electro-jam. These kids are doing there own thing and on a cold they they warmed us up.

Whiskey Tango Jan 5th

Bluegrass retunrs for the new and they keep absorbing music like sponges, this shit just keeps getting better.

Cashed Love Trio Jan 3rd

2010 is just getting out of the gates , but these guys brought and good vibe and energy to the New Year, a sunday after New years' can be disastrous, but today we narrowly averted it. They sounded great emanating reggae carribean vibes, but we will need to give it another shot before we can even trust our first impressions this year. The daze from the preious days has made me just a little loopy.

Dead Ahead Jan 1st and 2nd

Well the 1st day we were still blurry, our vision and actually we were actually blurry. People said we were aso the music ended up being blurry also. It was just really blurry. The 2nd night was a lot less blurry we enjoyed a reall good time with Dead Ahead. I t was fun and precise jams from the heart of the Dead. Dead aAhead is a great band that still needs to get some name recognition.