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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Quickie Concert Review: Roonie, Locksley, The Bridges @ HOB

This was a great show! The Bridges were the openner. The almost all female group reminded me of Eisley. Their sound is pretty close with a bit of a Fleetwood Mac twist. Everyone I was with loved their set and swayed along with the music.

Locksley was next. The frontman was a slick fast talker with a polished stage presence that reminded of That Thing You Do or Ed Sullivan-era Beatles. Their songs were poppy and fun like those great 60s bands. It wasn't what I was expecting from a band named after Robin Hood's hometown.

Rooney was great as always. They played a lot of song from their first album and few off the new record. They did a few great covers. The encore really impressed me when they switched up positions, drummer Ned to vocals, singer Rob to drums, and keyboardist Louie to guitar. All this to roar through Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." Awesome!

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