So, I went to Smith's Olde Bar to see my friend's band. We all know how that goes; you show up, pay your cover charge, spend a couple hours of getting a headache, drinking cheap beer & whiskey all in the name of being a good friend to your buddy who happens to be a drummer and wants to be a rock-star. Those are the parameters you set in your head as you mentally prepare yourself for the worst, but hope for the best. God forbid you waste a Friday night on a mediocre band that occasionally practices in their parents' garage; maybe you can get out of there in time to hit a good bar or club before it's too late.
However, the exact opposite was my experience:
- The band: Greco
- The venue: Packed
- The energy: Special
Crowd favorite "Half as Bad" starts and the audience shouts back "I want you, I want you!" in the chorus. You can hear the Rolling Stones influence in this tune, and the fans don't seem to mind. The boys mellow it down for the romantic sounding "Magic" and again, the audience joins in for the chorus "ooh la la..." as the front man at one point hits his knees declaring "she's magic". The tempo picks back up for "Everybody Talks" just one of two covers the guys performs that night (they killed it, of course.) Sebastian croons away, and Josh shows he is a rock god in the making, playing the better half of one of his later solos with his teeth, all while the fans are going wild.
The band's motto: Sing. Dance. Sweat. Sex. There is no question as to why, as there is no shortage of dancers on the floor singing along and bringing shots to the stage.
Greco has a growing following of awesome people, so leaving with new friends is probable. If you missed this show, you can catch them again at SweetWater Brewery for the first ever Sunday Service Industry Special (Sept 25th), and again for a Halloween show @ Smith's Olde Bar on Oct 28th. I know I'll be there, (I've heard rumors the new Greco EP will be for sale), and if you come out, I know you'll get bewitched too.