The Id and Stone Cold at Nectar’s July 5, 2013   Leave a comment

I took a chance on a couple of bands last Friday evening, or late afternoon.  Two of Tony’s, from WBKM, kids were playing in two bands at Nectar’s from 5:15 to 6:30, or so.  As a rock fan, I’ve developed some standards, so I was a bit apprehensive, but took a shot.  To be honest, both The Id, and Stone Cold were young.  The both had some chops, but will take time before they get seriously good.  That said, they are off to a great start.

The Id is a three-piece, guitar, bass, drum, combo.  Drummer Giana may need to learn the art of the flourish, and what beats don’t need to be played, but was absolutely rock solid.  She had nice timing and never missed a beat.  Guitarist Devin has some serious ability to run the frets, but needs to make each note be felt by the audience more.  Their bass player was named Gabby, and her singing and playing were quite impressive.  The one song she sang, I forgot the name, was one of their best.  Their songs were somewhere between indie and classic rock.  They have some good ideas, but I don’t think they are fully developed yet.  They did a good job with covers of Muddy Waters and Captain Beefhart songs, and have serious potential.

Devin stayed onstage and was joined by a singer/guitar player who’s name I’ve forgotten and Oscar on drums. The two guitars and drums band missed a bit without a bass player, but was pretty good.  They opened with the Sweater Song.  Their original stuff had a nice rock feel, and Oscar did a great job singing and playing drums.  The other singer/guitar player had a good voice and cool songs.  They definitely have something going.  At one point in the set, they played an indie rock version of Fearless, which was pretty cool.  Late in the set Devin picked up the bass for a couple of songs, but I think the two guitar interplay is their strong suit, so adding a bass player could make the band sing.

I’m happy I made it out to support a friend’s kid’s band.  Even though I did not leave fully musically satisfied, I left with abundant hope for the future.

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