Sunday, July 3, 2005

Caldonia Lounge July 2, 2005

The first band up was television buzz. TheFlagpole music directory lists them as "Post-punk, post-rock, post-office music" and I would have to say that that is a pretty acurate description. They are a three piece consisting of bass, guitar, and drums. There isn't much to be said for the singing as its pretty hard to hear and understand. They've been around two years or so and they have a rather nice tight sound. I would definately give them a second listen. You can also check out some of there music at myspace here
The next band has become what is probably my favorite local band. Nutria, who after scouring the web for them turned up nothing but thousands of references to a type of rodent. They have a track on the most recent AthFest comp so you can check that out as well. But they do actually have a website so check that out. The band is a four piece consisting of a drummer, bass, guitarist, and keyboardist. All four members sing, so they have some nice 3 and 4 part harmonies as well. They are a good tight modern rock band with a nice unique sound. This band formed recently after the breakup of their last band Possibilites. They have some nice well written songs and are totally worth checking out.
The last band , Hayride the headlining act, turned out to be kind of dissapointing. While I wouldn't go so far as to call them talentless hacks, they certainly weren't all that great. In any other town they might actually be considered quite good, but they just didn't have it together. They were the kind of band you have to be drunk to appreciate. There CD sounded much better, so maybe it was just last night's performance. Either way they didn't win any new fans last night.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can get songs from this band at http://www.myspace.com/nutriaworld
http://www.purevolume.com/nutriaworld
http://nutria3.tripod.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for the kind words! We have some new tunes up on our myspace page and we're playing the Caledonia again in about two weeks.

Enjoy, and take care...
Kris

Kris said...

oops, that was from television buzz. Sorry...