Pitch Music Showcase 2011: At RecordBar

Calling it a showcase only mildly suggests the perplexing variety of bands at RecordBar last night. Only the sound guy and I must’ve seen and heard it all. There was Them Damned Young Livers chanting J-E-S-U-S like a megachurch congregation rooting at a drag race; Federation of Horsepower summoning the old monster-truck heroes of the Thunder Nationals; the Vi Tran Band dreaming of the high school hop; Hammerlord inspiring brotherly choke slams; and Hearts of Darkness cramming a rainbow of 13 jazz/soul/hip-hop/funk/Afro-beat artists onto a stage no bigger than a six-plex stoop. I couldn’t look away.

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