Last night was a blast. 6 Skidmore bands played at Falstaff's. I was lucky enough to start off the night to a small crowd, and as I warmed up more people showed. I had a great time- it was a great vibe.
After me we had Spillway, Doug B's 2-piece Built-to-Spill-ish band, rocking out on some rootsy and raw guitar and drums.
After that we had The Deal, a Jammy and warm group featuring Anthony on drums and several other friends- they definitely looked like they were having a blast and had a bomb stage presence.
Following the Deal were Sniper Dad (formerly known as Pistol Shrimp) featuring Garrett, Nate, Andrew, Casey, and Matt. They put on a very tight show, with hints of deerhunter, my bloody valentine, animal collective and smashing pumpkins, there was definitely some awesome riffage.
Second to last were Watson, the just-accessible-enough hardcore Trio featuring Cole on bass, Alex on Guitar, and Devin on drums. Their dynamic is very interesting- the guitar stays nicely distorted, more of a blues distortion than anything else, while the bass stays trebly and rash-inducing as is only right with some driving hits on the kit.
The show was rounded off by Dunny & The Bros, a blues, 70's rock inspired four piece featuring Matt A on ranty vox and harmonica. They once again got everyone boppin' and hoppin'.
Overall a great night...