last night I traveled beyond the far away land of Beumont to attend an concert in a Quonset. For those of you without agricultural backgrounds a Quonset is a building that looks like this. Four bands played that night and me being who I am I went ahead and made some mental notes so I could make it into a write-up because I need another post to meet my two a week goal.
So the first group that performed will be known as the three folk girls since I couldn’t hear what their actual name was, they started on a bit of a rough note getting their harmonies together, but after a minute they seem to figure out the issues and they gave a nice, but rather short set. It’s a bit of a shame since I was quite enjoying the slower pace they were going at but alas they only had a two song set, so that’s really all I have to say about the music. I will throw a shoutout to whoever was playing the harmonica cause you were just so fine.
Next up a assorted group of musicians playing under the name of the, “Quonset quintet” took the stage, and frankly they were the best group of the night. I particularly enjoyed their rendition of the Gorillaz Feel Good Inc. They showed off their preparation by having the appropriate modulation for voices ready and although I may not be the biggest fan of Nicki Minaj lyrics I can certainly admire their outside the box thinking and willingness to try new things out. Maybe it was because they weren’t really sticking around together as a band, but trying new stuff is always welcome in my eyes. Big shoutout to Derek Lonsdale for his impressive showing as the groups frontman, loved the energy he was giving to the crowd. Again the only real complaint was that their set was just too short.
Following the Quonset Quintet was a group named Ethnic Smoothie, and had I been able to understand what they were saying I would’ve probably loved them. I liked the set list and they seemed to have good voices, but it want until near the end of the set when they did a rendition of Bad Blood by Taylor Swift that I could actually hear them clearly. It was convientant timing since one of the performers actually had the gumption to do the Kendrick Lamar verses of that song and I appreciated that thouroughly. Since that was the only song I really got a good listen of in the set though I have nothing else to say about how good Ethnic Smoothie is.
Closing the night was Going Nowhere, a cover band of which I previously sang praises for. Their performance last night could best be described as standard. Solid performances and showmanship, but very little that I haven’t already seen several times before. I liked the Smashing Pumpkins number they did the best probably just because it was new for them, but one different song does not a fresh set make. It’s a total bummer though since I really think all of the members of Going Nowhere are talented musicians, they just need to step outside their comfort zones a bit do more new things. As long as they bring the same energy and style that they did last night people will eat up whatever songs they are doing, so branch out please!
Other than that there really isn’t much else to say about the evening, it was a good time even though I I really didn’t feel like being very social and a few minor issues with volume. I do hope to see all of these groups perform again sometime soon since they all showcased talent. Have a stellar day everyone.