h.e. is digging Dinosaur Bones: a Review
Once in a while, you get the chance to experience a band's first show, you get to help pop their cherry. It's a great opportunity for one's self when a friend is part of the band that is experiencing their first show. At any given moment, that band can take you on a journey you were not expected to take. A journey normally a kin to seeing ones favourite all time band and knowing what songs to expect and what words to sing. Dinosaur Bones accomplished that feeling, and I have never heard more than a muffled practice noise out of them.
Saturday, January 19th, Sneaky Dee's errupted in applause, from a very filled crowd, the second Ben stepped to the mic exhaling "what's up, guys? we're Dinosaur Bones, here goes nothing" and there went something, thats for sure, what came out of those speakers after that phrase was something magical. It felt like the start of something. For the next 30 or so minutes, the room filled with attention directed completely towards what was goin on up there on that stage. The five wonderful Lads opened up with a floaty, melodical tune entitled "We use our Hands", setting the bar for an amazing set. Playing a total of 7 songs, that being every song they have written thus far, the crowd was not disappointed by any song, at moments of just the guitar, or just drums, moments when you could hear the crowd at any other show, brought on moments of pure and beautiful silence. It was the type of silence where no one wants to speak because that may cause them to miss something, something beautiful.
Running smoothly through 4 songs, they reached their 5th, "bombs", this song changed the pace of the set, bringing in some jazzier influences, and some shakers, it's clearly a song that I could see singing along to, with a crowd full of fans. The song that stuck out the most for me was the only song with no name, the one following bombs, it' the only one featuring a microKORG, this song had a hook on the keyboard that could cause one to activate repeat and never shut it off, a sort of anthem for the masses. Finishing off the set, was a song about vampires, enough said. All in all this is a band to see, if you like melodic guitar riffs, tambourines, microKORGS, running bass lines, flawless drumming, all tightened up in a nice ensemble, then its time for you to dig up some Dinosaur Bones.
I filmed the show, and all of the videos will be coming your way through the interweb very soon!! for now you get... Los Vampiros. Keep your ears to the ground, cause you'll hear from Dinosaur Bones soon, Im sure.
Dinosaur Bones' MySpace: myspace.com/dinosaurbonesband
Lox Vampiros Video: click to watch!
A sincere thanks to Dinosaur Bones for a great show, and for letting me film them.
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