A review of Molehill’s opening set for Brett Michaels at Joe’s on Weed St.
Hey, blogspot readers, it’s an extra special On The Town review just for you! Tonight, SouthSide’s latest adventure took her to a rockin’ sports/music bar, Joe’s (On Weed St) for Molehill’s performance. This local band was the lucky opening act for rock/reality celebrity, Bret Michaels, during his Custom Built tour show in Chicago.
Molehill was already in full swing rockin’ the stage when SouthSide arrived. This band’s rock sound is quite hard to pin down because it fused a lively mix of pop/alternative with a hint of the Brit blues rock (off the keyboards) which kept this audience groovin’ to the rhythmic beat and thunderous crescendos of guitar riffs. The wicked organ rhythms had this reviewer immediately hooked on Molehill’s music. She enjoyed how this band’s sound inspired passion and fire …at times epic sounding within the song intros. For example, one particular song featured heart-pounding thunder off the guitars with lightning clashing off the keyboards. The instrumental combination had plenty of fire and sound before even adding the lyrics. Molehill’s music can have this gentle calming tempo while on the other hand, it can hit you with this loud boisterious effect at the right moment for that burst of explosive emphasis. Yet, this band’s music wasn’t “serious” all of the time. They’re all about having fun too, blogspot readers. With catchy guitar hooks and energetic organ rhythms, Molehill exploded to life rockin’ out their performance. SouthSide highly recommends grooving your way to their next show happening tonight at Elbo Room peforming as part of the Chicago Roots Collective Festival. Plus they will be travelling to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. before heading to Madison in December. For more information and tour details, visit http://www.molehillmusic.com orhttp://www.myspace.com/enterthemolehill.