The Ramparts and Zeus Springsteen at The Monkey House September 7, 2016   Leave a comment

Zeus Springsteen at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Zeus Springsteen at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The Ramparts at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Ramparts at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

I had a great time seeing music last Wednesday at The Monkey House. Earlier in the day I walked downtown to WBKM and set up my radio show for that Thursday. I walked back home, hung out for a while and just before 8 walked to Winooski. I got in and settled and chatted a bit, but soon it was time for The Ramparts to play. They opened with a slow searing stomping song and we were off. They moved to a dance rock sound for a song about Heaven then played a fun song called Spaceship. It sounded nice enough, and had a nice groove, but didn’t really blow me away. More on that later. They kept up the fun party rock with songs about a drop in the bucket and a son of a gun. They played their version of a country song that had a bit of a Walk On The Wild Side vibe. Another slow searing rocker came without warning. They asked for a volunteer from the audience, and skipped over Chris Farnsworth who had his hand up first, and wisely chose the woman who had been standing near the stage for the whole show who looked like she was anticipating something and coincidentally knew all the lyrics. The band played a fun version of The Outfield’s Your Love and she sounded great singing with them. The Straw Man followed and had a Floyd vibe, think Time or Breathe. They played an old song that said it all rolls on and had a bit of a Tragically Hip vibe, then played a rocker that had a bit of a Hip vibe too. They brought the woman back to the stage for a fun version of Head Over Heels and called it a night. They were a fun band and I enjoyed them.

 

 

 

The Ramparts at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Ramparts at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

The set break was not long and soon it was time for my second time seeing Zeus Springsteen. They opened with a song that started slow then blasted into the stratosphere then eased off at the end. They played a super heavy version of Lights Of Montreal then Josh Shedaker sang a fun indie rocker cover that I did not know. They kept the show rocking hard and fast with Your Funeral and David Evan was just a madman playing the drums, and singing. They said things were going to get weird for a bit and played a super heavy Tomorrow Never Knows. They played another original rocker that mixed slow and fast parts expertly and followed with the super fun Jody Is A Robot. They brought all of their power and glory to a ripping Madman Across The Water then rocked hard on Rental. They capped the night with a blistering cover of TV On The Radio’s Wolf Like Me.

I said a couple of quick goodbyes and took the long walk home. It was my second time seeing Zeus and now have them in the see whenever you can file.

 

 

Zeus Springsteen at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Zeus Springsteen at The Monkey House September 7 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted September 13, 2016 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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