Tres Brien - "Get Off Of My Cloud"
I like the front man - he's got a harmless swagger, but he's fun.
Denver and the Mile High Orchestera - "I'm Fine"
They picked a song I didn't know and they delivered it sans sex appeal and edge, very un-Stones-ian. The world doesn't need another Huey Lewis and the News.
Six Wire - "The Last Time"
I didn't know the song. They're a very capable band but still strike me as dime a dozen.
Light of Doom - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Good job making the song harder and thus making it their own. The kids are having fun, and so am I, watching them. Singer Eric is a bit out of his league at this point - I think he needs lessons and time to become a true lead singer.
Clark Brothers - "Gimme Shelter"
This was a great, visceral rendition of the song. Ashley, the lead singer, alwasy connects emotionally with the songs, though sometimes I feel he overdoes it and chews the scenery a bit. His wrenching facial expressions suited this song.
Dot Dot Dot - "Let's Spend the Night Together"
Great vocal performance by Adam, and the band was sexy overall. Guitarist Rose also has star quality. Fun and feisty.
Cliff Wagner and the Old Number 7
I really liked Cliff and thought he brought something fresh to the show. I think the band was maybe too homely for TV, or too unhip. Perhaps there was just too much competition in the bluegrass/country field with the better-looking Six Wire and the more-talented Clark Brothers. I would love to sit back with a bucket of Budweisers and watch Cliff in a little dive bar someday.
Saturday, December 08, 2007