Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Troubadour - March 11, 2011
After running to the concert venue through the streets of Beverly Hills (which I am paying for now; my legs are sore – I have got to work out more often), I walked in just as the band was starting. I jostled for a seat upstairs and was rewarded with a good, albeit beam-ridden, view. There are only three touring members of the band; their drummer did not speak during the show, but Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott do enough talking for everyone.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. managed to get on the short list of bands that I enjoy as much now (if not more) as during my initial listen of their EP. Perhaps it’s because of the teasing four tracks that I can’t get enough of, but I am really quite excited about their new album that arrives on April 26th, especially after hearing the new stuff (they played ten songs total, including the four EP tracks). Some of it sounded Cake-ish, one song was called “It’s a Corporate World.” During that song, Epstein announced that we’d reached the costume change portion of the evening.
While Epstein was switching from the mechanic’s jumpsuit he and Zott were both wearing to a sports coat with blinking lights, Zott took the opportunity to make fun of his partner, stating that he needed to wear deodorant (after Epstein said he’d rather wear Zott’s suit since it smelled better)." Epstein countered with “This guy gives me such a hard time, but I at least get to spend forty minutes a day with you guys, my friends.” The crowd was pleased with this, and Epstein claimed that there were teams, a “Team Joshua” and a “Team Daniel."
I’m on Team Joshua, in case you were wondering – I always root for the bullied, not the bullies. But more than that, I’m on Team Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, and our day will come next month.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Horse Power EP
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Tina Dico - Live - February 9, 2011
Goldenboy - Sleepwalker
Ozomatli - Live - December 15, 2010
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