Yep, blogspot readers, SouthSide has returned home from her mini "vacation" in Milwaukee rockin Summerfest 2014. However as soon as she unpacked, it was back on the music beat checking out the touring bands making pit stops in Chicago before heading to Summerfest for the July 4th holiday. Tonight, she's at Lakeview's Schuba's Tavern for some highly intense energetic rock by The Black Cadillacs before heading to Smartbar (the nightclub underneath Metro) the monthly edition of [synthetic].
"...As far as the set goes, we try to keep it fresh [for ourselves and the audience hahah] every night..." the guys mentioned to this reviewer during the interview, "...whether that means catering to a specific room or audience, we like to move stuff around..." Now during their performance, she doesn't know if they moved the set around however The Black Cadillacs did a fine job of keeping everyone moving and shaking to the music even when taking the intense energy down several notches to allow Will (front man on vocals/harmonica/tambourine) to spotlight his vocals. Not to worry, blogspot readers, the energy is still there yet with enough punch within the chorus to get your feet moving to the twitterpating guitar riffs or the fast thunderous percussion rhythms. And the foot-stomping doesn't stop while in a downtempo groove. You're not encouraged to stand and watch them perform, blogspot reader. Nay, you're suppose to enjoy yourself too whether you're listening to songs like "Find My Own Way" or "Classic Fool" or "Run Run" (off their current release Run) in which the guys recommend listening because they will give you "....a good idea of our influences..." During their set, SouthSide heard electric bluegrass as well as some country rock laced within The Black Cadillacs Americans music. It's that kind of combination, blogspot readers which truly drove this crowd wild with passionate music fervor ...thus leaving you with a sense of amazement of how rapidly their performance went because you're having a good time. That's how SouthSide felt. Not a single minute was wasted of depriving fans away from what they came for - a rockin' good time. It was so much fun and intense that bassist Philip broke a string but continued playing with the 3 other strings. Did SouthSide mention it was sweaty too? If this Chicago show was any indication of how it was going to be at Summerfest, then blogspot readers, everyone in Milwaukee was in for a real rockin' treat with this band.
Until next time, support your local scene,