travis morrison @ the onopa brewery
This is a couple of weeks old, but i did manage to snap a couple of good pics when Bill, Nate and I went to see Travis Morrison play with Greg Steffke's band, Chariots Race at the Onopa Brewery. The show was great. The sound at Onopa was much better than at the Cactus Club (although there was no J. Robbins this night. ). I have a little video clip to post, too, but I need to strip out the sound. My camera records awful sound.
The opportunity to hear Greg's band with better sound was a huge help. They were just in the studio and will have a CD coming out soon.
After Chariots Race, the Firebird Band took the stage, and bored me nearly to tears. Not because the music was bad (it was pretty good), but the stage show was: one guy way too animated for the tempo and one girl and one other guy moving about as fast as the tempo (very slowly). They played the kind of music i like to listen to, but didn't provide a show i wanted to watch.
When Travis and his band took the stage, the crowd gathered around and started moving during the first song. Travis is a crazy animated performer. When he gets going he dances like a Baptist preacher, with the hand shaking and over the top facial expressions. His keyboard player, Kristen Forbes was a good match for him. She kept up a crazed cheerleader routine throughout most of the show. Definitely a good stage performance. This capped the show off nicely and we left in high spirits.
This was a really great night. We ended up very drunk, playing Donkey Konga until the wee hours of the morning, and when I dropped Bill off at work, I picked up my iBook. :)