Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Donkeys 6/20/11 - LIVE REVIEW slc, ut


Last night I had the pleasure of seeing The Donkeys, live at Urban Lounge, who are on tour in support of their recently released album, Born with Stripes. These guys put on a high energy set throughout the night. Each member of the band was exceptional in their double duties with Tim playing guitar, bass, and vocals – Sam playing drums and vocals – Jessie playing lead guitar and sitar – and Anthony playing keyboard, guitar, and vocals. Each member has their own way of handling their individual parts of each song and creating a sonic atmosphere.
The crowd was small but genuinely into the music while dancing throughout the entire set. The band seemed to be having fun and even let members of the audience get up on stage to sing portions of the songs with them.
The highlight song for me was Bloodhound, because, simply enough, it is my favorite song of theirs. Yet they did play songs that covered both their recently released album, which can be purchased here, and older material.
The Donkeys are a fantastic way to spend an evening and I highly recommend that everyone goes out to see them.

Lineup:
Sam Sprague – drums, vocals
Tim DeNardo – guitar, bass, vocals
Jessie
Gulati – lead guitar, sitarAnthony Lukens – keyboard, vocals
Remaining Tour Schedule:
SLED ISLAND
MUSIC FESTIVAL:
WEDNESDAY 06/22/2011
@ Dicken's
THURSDAY 06/23/2011
@ The Marquee Room
FRIDAY 06/24/2011
@ The Ship and Anchor
MONDAY 06/27/2011:
The Biltmore Caberet
Vancouver, BC
TUESDAY 06/28/2011:
The Sunset Tavern
Seattle, WA
WEDNESDAY 06/29/2011:
Mississippi Studios
Portland, OR
THURSDAY 06/30/2011:
Sam Bond's Garage
Eugene, OR
FRIDAY 07/01/2011:
The Hemlock
San Francisco, CA
SATURDAY 07/02/2011:
The Partisan
Merced, CA
FRIDAY 08/05/2011:
The Echo
Los Angeles, CA
w/ The Hold Steady:
WEDNESDAY 08/24/2011:
Turner Hall
Milwaukee, WI
THURSDAY 08/25/2011:
The Metro
Chicago, IL
FRIDAY 08/26/2011:
Toyota Antics Block Party
The Slowdown
Omaha, NB
SUNDAY 08/28/2011:
Headliner's
Luisville, KY
TUESDAY 08/30/2011:
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA



Live Review By: Mark.HaTe

1 comment:

  1. It was a pretty cool show. I should have a video for 'Downtown Jenny' later on that I will add to the post. I kinda felt throughout the night how Lukens described the show "This has to be our weirdest show we have ever played".

    I was a little disappointed that they left out
    'I Like The Way You Walk' other then that it was a fun show to check out.

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