Friday, May 17, 2013

Stornoway Concert Recap: "...a love that's as sure as the morning'"

My first time at the Urban Lounge. Can you believe it?

We showed up half an hour late, but it didn't matter too much. The opening band hadn't started yet, and there were only about 10 other people in the venue. Perfect.
Jeremy got a Red Bull, and I haven't had one of those since high school. I vaguely remember them tasting like melted Smarties, but I swear they've changed. Now they have more of a Warhead flavor.  So gross, but you can help but keep taking sips.

As the band warmed up, we parked ourselves at the front of the stage and admired the set-up:

Jeremy says that's about $2000 worth of pedals right there. Nice.

I liked the first band, Horse Thief. They had great energy. Check out one of their tracks:

Cool cool. 

Next up, STORONOWAY! Look at 'em go! 

Such a talented group! Brian Briggs the frontan has the loveliest voice. He did a couple unplugged songs, and they were flawless. Jon Ouin is on keyboard, and brothers Oli and Rob Steadman are on bass and drums respectively. Rob is also an artist. I picked up some postcards of his work after the show:

They also had a great violinist (Rahul). Instruments included a metal stool, ripped paper, and a saw cutting through wood:

That's Tim with the saw! We got to chat with him for a bit after the show. He tours around with a bunch of bands including Camera Obscura. They're coming back next month to Salt Lake, so let's check 'em out, eh? 

Overall it was great great great. And informative! Brian kept telling us little facts. Such as, did that porcupines have anti-bacterial skin? And that 100 years ago some guy shipped some whales to the Great Salt Lake and let them loose and they sort of disappeared? Yeah, I don't know if I believe anything he says, but that's ok.

To end, here's a version of one of the songs they did.


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