LMF: The DahusAugust 6th, 2012 at 10:38 am by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
Welcome to day 218 of 2012 or just another Monday. I hope everyone’s weekend was swell, mine was pretty dandy. If you haven’t noticed, The Hampton Roads Show and WAVY News 10 Midday are on our sister station, FOX 43, while the Olympics are going on and if I just broke the news to you then you missed a great Live Music Friday. The Dahus graced our stage and truly rocked the joint. Larry Frame and Drew Orton created this two piece about a year ago and have been tearing up the local music scene ever since. I mentioned in a previous post that these two have quickly dethroned The Black Keys as Kings of the Duopoly and it’s true. The musical arraignments of Mr. Frame combined with the bombastic percussionary talents of Drew really set themselves apart from everybody else and that’s a good thing.
The day arrived at 6:45a when Larry and Drew arrived to WAVY studios and unloaded what seemed to be a never ending supply of roadie cases. One of my colleagues past by and asked my how big that band was, I just smiled and said “It’s a two-piece”. The look on his face was priceless. I knew this was going to be a great performance when Larry started stacking his Marshalls and turning them to 11 (I know, cheesy Spinal Tap reference). Cassie Lord from ODU’s Alternative Action came by to watch the show and Jessica Denniston from The Aragona Project stopped in for the after show aka she was stuck in traffic and missed the entire show. The rocked the stage with a great performance of their single, Urgency, and something new that I’ve started to do and I have no idea why I didn’t start doing it earlier but we’ve now started posting their ENTIRE 2 song performance online. I know it’s a bummer when the second song only gets about a minute of airtime but that’s just the nature of TV, so from know you can watch the entire performance at thehamptonroadsshow.com and I’ll also start posting the video right here on the blog.
They also had a show scheduled Friday night at The Belmont and something unexpected happened. This is the message they left on their Facebook page:
Alright.. last night, here’s what happened.. The first band played and then we set up. Drew and the sound guy were just finishing getting mic levels and then this big “boom” went off and everything on stage flickered from low voltage until eventually cutting off. The stage, the pa, the refrigerators for the beer, air conditioning, and cash registers all lost power. I’m really sorry. well be playing a free show somewhere really soon to make up for it. It was good seeing everybody though. Thanks for being cool about everything.
I know they were really bummed out about this unforeseen event but they are working to have a makeup show ASAP. When a date is set, I’ll make sure to let you know because you need to get out there and see them perform live. That’s an order.
Well, that’s it for me today. Remember to get out there and support your local music.