I’m going to be straight with you guys – sometimes bands at these showcases can really suck, but I speak from personal experience when I say that I usually enjoy most of the rock showcase. Let’s take a closer look at the artists at hand, shall we?
Delta Saints: one of Belmont’s most popular bands. If you like bluesy rock with some serious steel guitar then you’re going to like this band. They’re not my favorite thing in the world, but these dudes have some serious chops, and you have to respect that.
Eikon: I’ve never actually heard of this band, so I went to their MySpace to learn more about them. They’re a self-described indie band, and they’re okay. The first song on their site “Careful Hands Steady Hands” was a bit of a snoozer to me, but I think I get what they were going for. “Keep it Close,” the other song on their site was much more fun, but I think that they need to learn how to write a really soaring chorus.
John Flanagan: Dude. Can. Sing. Straight up. He can hit crazy high notes. The first time I saw this guy he sang “Grace Kelly,” the Mika song, and he was freaking fantastic. I hear that he’s going to cover “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” by the Darkness. I’m sure he’ll nail it. For fans of Queen and Ben Folds, which should be everyone. Word.
Daniel Berrios: This is another guy I had to Google, but he shouldn’t feel bad because I have to Google almost everyone. You can tell this guy is inspired by the classics: Dylan, Neil Young, I can hear his influence and still hear him. I think he’ll be a lot of fun.
Again, I’m not good at picking apart music, so don’t take any of my reviews too seriously. I only know “I like it” and “I don’t like it.”
So I’m going to say this: a lot of people don’t like Belmont and think that a Belmont band is automatically a crappy one. Not true. Belmont has a lot of talent, as does every corner of this city. Even if you don’t go to Belmont you can enjoy this free show. You may find your new favorite up-start band. It’s worth checking out, as is almost every event I blog about.
This event is this Saturday, Feb. 13th at 7pm in Belmont’s Curb Event Center.
You can find more info about the Rock Showcase HERE.