Saturday, November 14, 2009

20 Days in November - Day 9: Bad Luck Blue Eyes and Practically Einstein

The rock flavor continued as I ventured downtown to the Hard Rock Cafe to see a buddy's new band, Bad Luck Blue Eyes open for local rock band Practically Einstein. You would think that a venue like the Hard Rock would provide regularly scheduled live music - but this practice has just really started. One reason is that the restaurant doesn't have a logical area for a band to play - so they clear out the upstairs bar - gets a little crowded but its better than no music. Now Bad Luck Blue Eyes is a relatively new band that is influenced by artists ranging from The Black Crowes to Ryan Adams. Tonight they played a few original tunes as well as recognizable covers - including a surprising version on "Folsom County Blues". Surprising in that it was unexpected - but I loved the change in sound. I'm a bit biased on any coverage - so check out the video to form your own opinion.

Practically Einstein was short a guitar player - but still managed to entertain the audience with some powerful rock and roll. They were a pleasant surprise - frontman Brad Radish made up for the absence with his own guitar playing. I was only able to listen to a few songs - before finding it necessary to start the long trek home - but I plan to follow up with them very soon. And from what I heard from others - the band found some new fans.

Next, The Gibson Brothers / Chester River Runoff at the James Lee Community Center.

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