Our one year Anniversary show this past Saturday wildly exceded our expectations! Inexplicably, by our 9:00 PM start time the place was packed to the back like the Lads on Halloween, with new faces outnumbering familiar 2 to 1. It stayed that way for 17 acts over 4 solid hours, including everything from Hank Williams and Sam Cooke to Joy Division, Iggy Pop, and Nine Inch Nails. David and Eva, we missed our early show anchors and hope you're feeling better Eva! In addition to our usual favorites we had lots of new acts like Jaques Hammer & Wanda Drug, The Poison Darts, Mark Janka, The Elvis Twins, and Heather Smith, who gave us a terrific set of Fiona Apple style originals. As usual, Heavy Boxes and The Sure Bet Quartet(formerly Teachers Gone Wild) both killed it, and Tim & Jane brought the house down with their version of Closer (see below)
Here are some selections for you:
Also, after eluding me for the better part of a year, C. Everett Uke's resemblance to our own Shanghai Shecky dropped on me mid song like a ton of bricks.