(Photos by Steve Cross)
A long, soggy and waterlogged day pretty much washed any hope of an eventful Thursday night down the gutter, but fortunately that didn’t stop a small mob of folks from coming out to the Exit/In. If you recall a few months ago, The Nobility canceled a show at the venue to due to singer/guitarist Sean Williams’ sudden illness, and last night they were determined to make it up to us.
It’s difficult to tell just when a weeknight show is going to kick off sometimes, and we’re going to blame this foggy notion for us missing 99.9% of former Imaginary Baseball Leaguer Aaron Robinson’s set. We walked in the door in time to catch the last few bars of Robinson’s sleepy, sophisticated indie rock as accompanied by what looked like a rather elaborate ensemble. Up next was the upbeat and moderately catchy power pop jams of Kyle Andrews. Andrews has a knack for writing some very singable tunes which were well executed by a back-up band which included American Bang’s Neil Mason on drums.
By the time the finale was on, the crowd had neither expanded or collapsed, but was keeping strong. The Nobility came out sporting The Comfies’ Ben Harper on bass and proceeded to jaunt through the brightly colored melodies and retro-styled arrangements that make up last year’s near flawless LP
Also, if the guy who persistently hit on every single female in the house, and asked each band at least twice to dedicate a song to one of these ladies is reading this, please march yourself into the bathroom right now, look in the mirror and say three times: “Don’t be that guy.”