Sunday, April 5, 2009

Who's Who In So Watt

So Watt played at the Brickwall on Thursday night and got the crowd reacquainted with their fun-loving, stay-out-late-on-a-weeknight side. 

I've put together some Cliff's Notes so you can follow along with this multi-dimensional, ever-evolving musical conglomerate. Trading cards are in development...

Jason on vocals. John on lead guitar. Jim on drums. Jason brings original songs and a variety of covers from Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Click here for a video of their excellent version of "Cover Me."

Bobby on lead vocals, Jim on bass. I don't know much about music, but I don't think I'm going out on a limb by describing Bobby's voice as a classic baritone... Someone correct me if I'm wrong. He kills Johnny Cash classics, and is also responsible for the crowd favorite, "Walking in Memphis," with Jim switching to keyboard.

Don't be fooled by Brit's petite frame, she has a huge voice and uses it to cover songs by Pink, Alanis Morisette, and Tracy Bonham. Do you guys remember "Mother Mother"? I love that song. So glad they brought it back, especially since G-Rock is no more.

Meet Michelle and Ellen. I heard them for the first time on Thursday night. I instantly fell in love with Michelle because she was wearing a Pat Benatar pin.  That is enough for me to judge someone's character positively. She did not disappoint. Her renditions of Pat's classic anthems were shockingly awesome, and she sang a bunch of other well-chosen covers that I unfortunately can't remember right now. Ellen was holding it down on backup vocals. 

Special guest Billy, who flew in from California just to get in on this action. I never knew he could sing, I just thought he was funny. But he definitely brought the vocal talent to match his charisma. Some Stray Cats (the band was tight! I was impressed), some Cheap Trick, and a little "Play That Funky Music Whiteboy," which seemed an apt way to end the evening.


Jim said...

Thanks D. Great write up. Hope we sound half as good as you write about us.

Ellen D. said...

Thanks D. for your Fanship!!!!
So glad we met your brothers and the band so we could have our mid-life crisis as rock stars!!!
All The best,
Ellen (Joan Jett)