My first show at The Spot for the 2011 Fall Semester @ Case Western Reserve University. It was a last-minute realization that A Lull was coming to campus, and I'd been enjoying their new album Confetti (buy it from inSound). Also performing was Preston Pugmire, whom I've never heard of until the day before the show.
I got there in time to catch the beginning of A Lull. They were as I expected, a good dense, indie-rock jam band.
After this, Preston Pugmire too the stage solo, with a guitar, laptop and 50's television set displaying a single vertical line that fluctuated based on his sound. If A Lull met expecations, Preston exceeded them, though they did start off at different points. Preston's live show was more captivating than his album, and his great personality really showed, despite a waning crowd. Check out this fun little ditty.
As usual, one of the benefits of The Spot is their cheap menu (and wings, if you're into that kind of thing). $2.50 Lake Erie Monster - STILL on tap!