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Concert Review #1

12.20.2004

babblingdweeb

Saturday night’s concert was awesome!! I got to see Natives of The New Dawn and they have a great sound…good vibe and they really got the crowd pumped up. I was surprised at how many people jumped to the floor and started dancing so early in the night…but since I was one of them; I know it was the band that pulled us. They are still a little wet behind the ears, but keep an ear out for them. I picked up their CD: The Sunshine Chronicles for $5.00 and while some of the recording quality could be better, the studio songs are just as fun and happy as they were live. “Sunshine” [Track 9] is good, but way better live. I’d pay to go seem them again just to hear this tune live.

Tamara Bedricky played a great set as usual. There was a little bit of trouble with power for her guitar a few times, but she kept going. Out of the nine tracks, she played all but two of my favorites. She found a few new fans that night as I heard some people saying they really liked her style, others loved her voice. The only downside was I thought the volume on her mic was too low, but it could have been the acoustics in the front of the stage because I noticed the same problem with the other bands.

Jody Raffoul can rock! Holy shit!! One of his songs is being played on local radio 93.9 and I am pretty sure I have heard it before. I didn’t get a chance to pick up his CD, but rest assured I will be getting it sooner then later. He’s a far cry from the male acoustic guitar players we have been seeing since 2000 (Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Miraz, etc) he has a rock sound and can really sing well. His band plays a great set and the collection of musicians each has a personality you can see on stage. Very impressive! Jody can been seen at The Post in Ferndale on Wednesday nights.

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

– Aldous Huxley

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