Monday, February 11, 2008

Capt. Soularcat plays Jacksonville

Brothers Bar played host to the Rome, Ga., band Captain Soularcat Friday night. It was my first time seeing them and didn't know what to expect. According to their drummer Travis Kline it was the first time they have played Jacksonville.

The two-set show was solid and they played mostly originals with a few covers from the Meters to the Grateful Dead. The highlight being a tasty rendition of the Meters staple "Cissy Strut."

They were very tight all around but I couldn't help but think they needed an additional guitarist. Another observation was the fact that there couldn't have been more than 30 people there in total. That could be construed as depressing or intimate depending on how you look at it. I'll stick with this show being intimate because there was some banter between the crowd and band.

Not a bad show and I'll most likely see them if they come back.