I’m feeling a little disoriented. Black Thai are up on the Radio stage blasting through a new number. It’s a dizzying barrage of devastating riffs and manic drumming. It’s all fingers and limbs flailing about in a fret and foot-pedal frenzy. Black Thai have just raised the bar.
Black Thai are out to move mountains. At least it feels that way when you’re in front of the stage being pummeled by one awesome riff after another.
Hey, it could be worse. You could be Jeremy Hemond’s drums.*
* Seriously, Jeremy Hemond is a beast. A couple of days after this show I learned that he was sick with flu-like symptoms the night of this performance. The dude is unstoppable.
The Artful Dodgers (Josh Buckley, Jim Healey, Amy Griffin, Luke Sullivan and Carolyn Castellano) made it look easy. It may have been One Night Band. They may have only had a few hours to write some songs. They may have never played together before, but they remembered one thing. It’s only rock n’ roll. I like it.