LH is an excellent venue for bands, so if you are a band, get yourself booked! LH is arranged with a front dining and bar area, which is separated from the concert area. I like that concept because it allows for a place to sit and talk to friends, or go onto the concert floor to listen and watch the bands. The food selection, quality, and service were all good, and LH keeps it very clean.
Now, though this is an excellent venue for a concert, it plays games with you if you are a photographer. The lighting affects are cool to watch as a concert goer, and endlessly difficult to balance as a photographer, even in AWB. So, I had to break down and Photoshop the colors (quickly - never dabbled in Photoshop before). And YES Renee, I shot sushi (RAW) for the 3rd time in my life! (I need to learn to exploit the technology I think, if I am going to stay ahead here.)
All of the bands were great. I stayed as long as I could - I was traveling the prior two weeks and it wore on me. I left the concert probably half way through The Limbos performance, which I felt bad about and do apologize for. So, here was the lineup at Lincoln Hall . . .
First up was Pork 'N Beans, with Shane Wallace on guitar, and Shanna Berry on bass. I thought this group had a very simple, yet powerful and rich rhythm and sound. A lot of it due to a great base player, Shanna, who I really enjoyed. Her bluesy, hard bass, seductive voice, along with her performance drew me in wanting more. Here are some photos of the band . . .
Typically, one would not have a problem photographing a base player. They are generally still or smooth moving enough to capture in low lighting. Not either of these guys. It does not matter what instrument they play, there is action, and lack of usable photos from this challenging lit venue. Check out the photo set . . .
Great NEWS! Diana gave me permission to put up their song "Mess Around (I Don't Wanna)" which is excellent. Again, hearing it is one thing. Couple it with these photos, and if you were lucky visions of the actual stage performance, and this is one big hit! If you click here you will go to their website that has the song, from their CD "Take A Picture". Don't figure huh, me messing around with my photography and liking this song . . .
Next up . . . The Limbos with Ryan Miera on keyboard, Maccabee Kelem on bass, Drew Current on drums, and Ryan Imboden on trumpet A very good, well performed, clean instrumental group. I will have to go back to see them again. Here is their photo set, for the time I was there.
For links to any of these bands and the venue, click on their names below: