The Kissing Club: A one man show who gave me sort of a Jack White vibe. By song two, I was digging him. He was quite mellow for the talkitive crowd. He was very polite, and I loved his stage prescence. After each song he thanked the crowd, and the crowd showed him much love. I would definitely be into listening to his MP3s in my collection. I don't know if I would see him by himself in concert, maybe if it was cheap.
100 Monkeys: I have never heard so many women screaming at once. Is this how they act at a Justin Bieber concert? No, I'm sure it's much worse. 100 Monkeys' music is funky, bluesy, an all around good damn time. Jackson Rathbone's sultry, Southern accent is charming and completely swoon worthy in itself. One thing I loved about this show? They play musical chairs with their instruments on stage. That's right, each member switches to another instrument during the band's set, which the band refers to as the “Monkey Switcheroo”. Another treat? Each member gets their vocal time, yes, each band member gets to sing. They open up the show with "Wings on Fire", and play quite a few songs from their upcoming album "Liquid Zoo". The album is slated to drop early 2011, as Jackson announced at the show. "Invisible Monsters", a song from the new album, and vocalized by Uncle (the suave blues-esque Black dude) was amazing. They also play "Ugly Girl", which Jackson reminds the audience the song is NOT about anyone of us at the show. They also played "Reaper", another one of my faves, and "The Monkey Song" sounds amazing live. Per usual, they take suggestions from the audience and make up a song. Our song? "Ho, Ho, Ho.", a holiday song. They end the show with a sultry, blues number that indroduced the band, and thanked the crowd. Watching their show was like watching a private jam session, the energy of it, and they just get up on stage and have an amazing time. All in all? I absolutely can't wait to attend another 100 Monkeys show! And when the new album drops, be sure to pick up your copy!