May 6, 2011
In an April interview with the Wall Street Journal online, Jefferson Airplane singer and counter- culture legend Grace Slick mentioned that her favorite new female singer was Emily Armstrong of Los Angeles band Dead Sara. After seeing this quartet of greenhornes play the Slidebar on Fullerton, it's apparent that old age hasn't had the deleterious impact on Slick's radar for talent.
WIth an opening guitar hook reminiscent of 1990s classic rock pastiche, the band showed an unwavering cohesion as they meandered through dynamic peaks and valleys ending with a haunting break which built to an earth shattering voice shredding crescendo.
The Crowd: Very young looking. It was a surprising to see so many of them with booze in their hands.
Nothing. My ears were shot after this one. Not a knock on Armstrong's
voice, but the US Army may want to recruit her for a Psy Ops program.
the Downtown Fullerton area for over a decade it's remarkable to see
what a zoo this three-block stretch of Harbor Blvd. has become.