Paddy Reagan, The Shifting Sands, and 1881 at SideBar October 17, 2016   Leave a comment

Paddy Reagan at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Paddy Reagan at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last Monday at SideBar. The evening began with Padraic Reagan playing a few songs solo on an electric guitar. He began with a song that had a heavy drone then played a couple of mellower songs. He played a song that has more words than he usually sings then wrapped the short set with a heavier song about being to weak to call you.

 

 

The Shifting Sands at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Shifting Sands at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Up next, New Zealand’s The Shifting Sands played a lush set of drone rock. They started with a heavy flowing song that had a hint of The Church and followed with a more poppy song. The third one reminded me a tiny bit of the Blue Button song How It Goes then they went back to the Shoegaze for the fourth song. A song called Water, I think I got the title right, had some nice moves and changes and was great to experience. The next couple of songs were pretty fun and they wrapped the set with a rocker that asked where do we go from here. I had a nice time seeing them.

 

 

The Shifting Sands at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Shifting Sands at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

1881 capped the night with a fun set of rocking pop. Their songs are catchy and it was nice to hear Winfield Holt break out a few great lead guitar parts. They played hit after hit like The Storm Has Been Weathered and Sometime Next Week from their Lights EP. I did not get the new EP, Camera, until after the show, but I’m sure they played songs from it too. They tossed in the usual cover of All Day And All Of The Night and wrapped the evening with a song called Sleepwalker, in which they count 1881 sheep. I think that was the third time I have seen them and have loved every show.

 

 

1881  at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

1881 at SideBar October 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted October 20, 2016 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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