Sometimes, it is who you know.
My clone (long story), Eric, works with Andrew, who is the bass player in an alternative band, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs. On Wednesday May 4th, The House of Blues in Dallas featured four local alternative bands--including Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs. How cool is that? Andrew gave Eric three free tickets to the event. Woo-hoo! Unfortunately, we used only two the tickets. Eric and Lori could not go because it was a school night for the kids, so I went with a friend, Tony.
Tony and I were there for four hours. It was interesting to see the local talent perform a variety of their own songs interspersed with a few cover tunes. My only complaint was that the vocals on all the bands were drowned out by the instruments. This is a sound mix issue. A little inquiry revealed that the sound mix was being run by The House of Blues and not the bands. I bet that caused more than a little consternation amongst the performers.
Scary Cherry was the last band to perform, getting on stage about 11PM. Andrew did an awesome job on the bass. Very high energy and powerful.
The Justin Kipker Show, the third band of the night to perform, was rather unique. Original songs played against the backdrop of old black and white movies, like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Very enjoyable.
I wish I could have taken some pictures, but the lighting that made each performance atmospheric, made getting a good photograph impossible.
I had a terrific time. Thanks Andrew! Thanks Tony!