Monday, November 06, 2006

DADA at the Coach House (a lifetime ago)

Has it really been more than a week since I caught DADA at the Coach House? Yes, it was way back on Saturday, Oct. 28th. And it was a great show that ran well past midnight.

I could go on and on about how the trio performed its usual blend of power-pop, alt-rock and jamming to great effect. But long-time fans of the band know all about that. What's impressive is how despite a lack of commercial airplay (at least here in So Cal) and relative lack of support by the media, the fans keep filling the Coach House whenever drummer-vocalist Phil Leavitt, bassist-vocalist Joie Calio and guitarist-vocalist Michael Gurley take the stage together.

At the Oct. 28 show, the band played plenty of classics ("Dizz Knee Land," "Dim," "Dorina"), but they also played a number of great new originals off the 2007 EP "A Friend of Pat Robertson." Talk about some great new songs! Gurley sang with hushed power during ""If Tears Were Balloons." And the song "72 Hours" was wonderful too. Another magical night courtesy of dada!

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