Live Review: Private Dancer + Dante and the Lobster at Nick and Eddies
With a good chunk of the music scene (and the nerds who cover it) in Austin for SXSW, there was still a pulse here in Minneapolis, a strong recognition of the abundence of talent we curently have in the scene. Saturday night saw up and comers Dante and the Lobster playing along with local favorites Private Dancer for an excellent show at Nick and Eddies.
Dante and the Lobster started out the night with a strong 40 minute set. The group played a good portion of the material from their buzzing debut album Wonders, including should-be hits “Marine Life” and “Wake Up.” They ended their set with a more upbeat track that they said would be released in the near furture as a 7″. The young four piece sounded strong and really translated their melodic garage rock well in the live setting.
The other band on the bill were Private Dancer, a band that are not strangers to fans of the local music scene. While the band generally lets loose with a string of fun classic rock covers, the group played a relativly short and concise set Saturday night. I am sure this at least partially had to do with the fact that one of the members had to run across town to the Hexagon for a show after Nick and Eddies, but it still was slightly strange seeing a more tight set from the band. They played old favorites and newer songs, with their usual recklass abandon sprinked in for good favor. It was amusing watching the 5 members trying to navigate the small stage, but as usual the group used their surroundings to their advantage and put on an excellent show.