Thursday, March 01, 2007


Last night can really be summed up by the word "Overated". Even the snow storm that was supposed to put my life into peril was overated. Now onto the review.

Icarus band/Wolfmother-

Lets start with the opening act. The Icarus Band was impressive for about 2 minutes. Very visual and barely musical, the lead singer had all the Steven Tyler moves and the lead guitarist had Keeef Richards down to a tee. Sadly, they had none of the music or personality of both of these rock legends. After the 2nd song....there were moments where I was actually laughing at some of the stuff I was watching on stage. And I know this was not supposed to be a comedy act.

After 35 minutes of the above was time for the headliner Wolfmother. Although much better than the opening act, they suffer from similar problems. This band has raw talent and knows how to play to its core crowd ( male 18-to 30 somethings), it does not have a catalog of songs that can effectively change gears and show depth. I truly was getting bored by about the 4Th song. They really all sounded the same. The energy was there in excess, but the connection was not. This band needs to show it can play a song that isn't the same structure over and over and over. Maybe after a second CD and some seasoning....more depth will surface.

The night wasn't a total washout....I got to see the lead singer from wolfmother dodge a wayward cell phone bearing down at his head and see it smash into about 40 pieces!. Also, watch the meathead 18 year olds throwing elbows and drawing blood down in the first rows....( I avoided this section for some reason).

2 stars out of 5


Lori said...

Hey at least you got to venture out and see a new act.

As for the snow...aren't you glad it wasn't another big storm? With March's arrival, it's time to think "SPRING"!

Mike said...

I think this as we dig out of 20 inches of snow that we received in the last 24 hours :-). Ever the optimist lorster!