Ok, this is for you Jessi...I went to some of the 2NMC shows this weekend and I must make a comment about the dancing prowess of Y.O.U. a band out of Atlanta. But I will do that tomorrow.
Addendum: Yeah, Y.O.U had some smooth dance moves. The bassist was like Michael Jackson if Michael was tall white and goofy...well he's already got the white part now. Anyways, they were pretty smooth dressers, nice suits and all. I was impressed. I recomend seeing them if you have the chance. Actually, my favorite band in the 2NMC confrence was Imaginary Baseball League...I did a review of them for the Vision, but who knows if it'll get in there, so I'll post it here:
Imaginary Baseball League - Blue Sky Court 9/13/03
Singer and guitarist Aaron Robinson of Imaginary Baseball League, hailing from Murfreesboro, started off his band's set with a solo cover of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," holding the audience captive as he sang "But I shot a man in Reno/Just to watch him die" while bathed in red light. Sounding like an "emo" version of the Counting Crows, IBL presents songs characterized by sparse percussion, though possesing by far the most spastic drummer I've seen in a long time, and passionate, intelligent lyrics. Since the show was part of 2NMC, the set was short and left me wanting more, with the line "Watch your mouth/get you in trouble" from "A Lot to Say" haunting my head long after I'd left the club. Other stand out songs included "From Arkansas, with Love" and "My Next Death." IBL is playing in Nashville again on September 28th, opening for Starflyer 59 at The End.
Peace out...next show tomorrow, Kind of Like Spitting!