If You're Happy And You Know It

If You're Happy And You Know It
December 26, 2004, 8:50 pm
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The Katrina benefit show last night at the T.L.A. on South Street featured some entertaining opening acts: Dr. Dog and Lil Stooges a.k.a Stooges Brass Band coming up all the way from NOLA.  The reason most people were there was to see CYHSY who played a very similar show to their last Philly show at the Khyber which I kind of reviewed here.  I can't think of anything notable from their set, perhaps they didn't play Gimme Some Salt previously?

The pleasantly surprising and enjoyable part of the night was the energy and vibe brought up from New Orleans by the Lil Stooges Brass Band.  They had some horns, drums, keys, bass, and really just had a blast up on stage.  They even had a guy doing his NOLA style strut up on stage through many of the songs.  It was pretty much a typical brass band sound mixed in with a little hip hop rapping.  One of their songs was about and dedicated to a former band member who was shot.  The crowd really seemed to get into these guys, almost more so than the main act.  During one of the songs they did a Shout-esque softer now type thing where the entire crowd got on to the floor and they brought them back up to the rising volume of Black Sheep's "pick it up, pick it up, pick it up."  Quality entertainment.

Sid ate it up when they did a little of Kanye's Gold Digger;  Sid also decided he is joining the Stooges on tour.

UPDATE: Other Reviews of the show: callmemickey

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