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#384725 - 10/25/12 11:15 PM Re: Music Video [Re: Ajax]
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I'm envious. Have a great time!
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#384728 - 10/26/12 07:20 AM Re: Music Video [Re: tomtuttle]
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I can't believe they're not playing in New Orleans. They'd go over well down here.
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#385411 - 11/09/12 06:35 PM Re: Music Video [Re: Ajax]
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Lake Street Dive did a fun Halloween video that Jack ought to like.

This newer song is one of my favorites from them.

I have tix for Joyce, her sister and myself for early January in a small art museum. smile
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#385423 - 11/09/12 09:27 PM Re: Music Video [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Lake Street Dive did a fun Halloween video that Jack ought to like.

INDEED! I wish they would do a few more Mama's & Papa's tunes. Good stuff.

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
This newer song is one of my favorites from them.

OOOOOOO! She's wearing black underwear. Be still my heart.

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I have tix for Joyce, her sister and myself for early January in a small art museum. smile

Have a great time, Mark. I'm so happy to have turned you on to a group you are enjoying.
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#387660 - 01/02/13 02:03 PM Re: Music Video [Re: Ajax]
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I have my Lake Street Dive performance on Friday, and looking at future shows at the venue, just bought tickets to see Tab Benoit there in February.

I'm psyched!
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#387669 - 01/02/13 04:23 PM Re: Music Video [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Be sure to let us know how it went.
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#387991 - 01/08/13 10:14 PM Re: Music Video [Re: Ajax]
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Originally Posted By: Ajax
Be sure to let us know how it went.


I had never been to the venue before; it's an art gallery in a mill district in a city near where I used to live.... a city that no one particularly likes. Joyce and I were going to open a photography studio there and we would likely have done very well, but neither of us liked the city beforehand, and living there for a couple of years after we were married did nothing to change our mind.

The venue was nice, though. Two hundred and fifty seats when full. The acoustics were pretty good and the sound system was just installed the previous year. I sat center-stage, about 20' back and the show was sold out.

I didn't realize that there was an opening act.... Plume Giant... and I was impressed. Very folksy, which I'm not normally into. But the trio had a great vibe and were very impressive musicians, trading instruments among each other and harmonizing very well. After their performance, I bought the EP and LP they had available in the lobby. Having listened to each several times since, my impression hasn't changed: I really like them. This seems pretty typical of them, though the sound quality isn't great on this clip.

Lake Street Dive's performance gave me a much better appreciation of them as musicians. I don't think anyone who read the above posts couldn't figure out that I have a bit of a crush on Rachael....and her voice didn't disappoint. What surprised me is how much I learned to appreciate everyone else. Mike Calabrese wasn't just a "drummer", he really is a percussionist extraordinaire. Often playing the drum kit one handed to keep a tambourine in one hand, or sometimes playing drums with both hands while still holding and playing the tambourine, he was just fantastic. What I didn't expect based upon the YouTube clips and their studio releases, is that he's a very dynamic and fast drummer. Actually, the band as a whole was much more dynamic and...if this makes sense... very tight and yet very loose at the same time.

Bassist Bridget Kearney, who only plays an upright acoustic bass, had some fantastic solos.

And Mike Olson, who plays trumpet and guitar, sounded much better live as well. For several songs, his rhythm guitar had an aggressive "bite" that isn't on the studio recordings.

I know it shouldn't be hard to appreciate musicians on their studio albums when there are only four in the band, yet I kept thinking that all of them had distinct traits and individually had great talent which was much more apparent live. Yet together, it was just like watching four long-term friends hanging out. Tight, yet loose.

And having met them before the show, were all very easy going, casual people.

It was a fun show. I'm going to keep their calendar in mind as I'd like to catch them again.

Speaking of which, I see Plume Gint has an upcoming date in Cleveland and LSD has a couple of Washington State shows in March.

Thanks again, Jack, for bringing them to our attention!
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#387995 - 01/08/13 11:28 PM Re: Music Video [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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WOW! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am SO glad both acts exceeded your expectations.
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#391269 - 03/20/13 09:18 PM Re: Music Video [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I have my Lake Street Dive performance on Friday, and looking at future shows at the venue, just bought tickets to see Tab Benoit there in February.

I'm psyched!


LSD is finally coming to New Orleans April 17! Have to make a serious attempt at getting there - it's on a Wednesday...
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#391270 - 03/20/13 09:34 PM Re: Music Video [Re: Ajax]
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Oh, I think LSD has been in New Orleans for awhile now.
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