Friday, November 6, 2015

Recording: Members of Beliefs, Rolemodel and Teenanger

Artist: Members of Beliefs, Rolemodel and Teenanger

Song: Roads [Portishead cover]

Recorded at Lee's Palace (DEATH TO T.O. V), October 30, 2015.

Members of Beliefs, Rolemodel and Teenanger - Roads

For its massive fifth year of Hallowe'en covers, DEATH TO T.O. upsized from its home at The Silver Dollar/Comfort Zone to Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave. That allowed it to keep its sprawling two-stage upstairs/downstairs dynamic even as it accommodated a bigger crowd than ever. Besides curating no fewer than seventeen (!) short sets, Dan Burke and Elliot Jones also kept things running on schedule, with one set starting quite crisply as the one on the other stage ended for nearly the whole night. And as always, the bands put in a lot of work — not just musically, but a lot of the time in trying to capture the look and mannerisms of the band they were covering.

A star turn here for Jesse Crowe in the high point of the night's early going. With the room now properly filling in, there was a heavy silence in the air as Crowe embodied Beth Gibbons' frail strength, slumping over her microphone as she delivered the band's trip-hop torch songs (and well as a rousing opening salvo in Third's "Machine Gun").

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