Last night four performers got out their guitars, tapped their tambourines, or utilized their ukulele’s to acoustically entertain everyone at 1056 Lounge. With Sean Watson behind the bar, the consistent clientele came to support the local show, as well as some unfamiliar faces. Getting us going was Gage Vota of Down They Fall. Playing a compilation of covers and originals, he also promoted Rock the Ruritan 10, a show next Saturday, December 15th, featuring McCafferty, Sam Rockwell, Machete Champion, Down They Fall, The Ansaris, Splash Panel, The Big Time, and On The Run.
Michael Bandyk sang in the second slot. Coming off his performance Friday night accompanying Crow Hardly, Michael made it a two-night music marathon. Along with a Dashboard Confessional cover Michael also played “A Team” by Ed Sheeran. My favorite song he sang, though, was “My, My, Hey, Hey” by Neil Young.
Also making more music and coming off a Friday night finale, Doug Richardson of Splash Panel played a solo set. Along with some older songs such as “Horse People” and “Cunt Punt” he played some newer songs, including “Just Friends.” He followed that up with a couple covers – “Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green and “Hello” by Karmin. He also played my favorite song that he sings, “Too Many Pieces,” which he dutifully dedicated to me.
Closing out the crowd was Frontroom. Tammy Chase – Vocals/Harmonica/Percussion, Wayde Chase – Guitar/Bass/Harmonica/Vocals/Percusssion, and Eric Holsinger – Guitar/Vocals ended the evening eclectically. Covering all the bases with “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day, “Down in a Hole” by Alice in Chains, and Toto’s “Africa” among others, they also offered up their own original anti-bullying ballad, “Monster.” As Saturday night now gives way to Monday morning, music will get us through another work week until we can rally once again and Rock the Ruritan! See you Saturday?