Monday, September 8, 2008

Scissors For Lefty Played Rickshaw Stop

Last weekend we dropped in at The Rickshaw Stop where Scissors For Lefty were playing a show sponsored by Bagel Radio. The band was their usual selves, which is to say: good natured, highly danceable, and generally psyched to be playing to a crowd that was equally as psyched to be there.

We spoke with lead singer Bryan Garza briefly before the show, and word is that the band has been heavily immersed in studio sessions as of late. The new material was definitely prominent at the show, and made up about half of the band's set. To our ears, the songs were sticking with the direction of Underhanded Romance: upbeat, lyrically whimsical, and melodies that get permanently ingrained upon first listen. It worked in smoothly with the rest of the set, which was a solid mix of the band's back catalog.

We know we've said it before, but we'll say it again just in case there was any question: to see this band live is to love them. They clearly dig playing, appreciate their fan base, and have a blast any time they take the stage. It's easy to take for granted when they're a hometown band, but we can't say it enough: if you dig danceable rock music, and you're looking for a good time, get out and see this band.

Scissors For Lefty are now returning to the studio to continue work on their upcoming album (and possibly an EP, or so we hear). We were already totally psyched to hear the new material committed to tape, and the show doubled our interest. Release date is unconfirmed, but we'll keep you posted!

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