Acts: The Chads/Groaners/White Mansion Venue: LaLaLand Proximity: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayetteville – Having ventured out into the thick air of Saturday Night, I was as heavy as the skies with anticipation of what the DIY Scene of Fayetteville had in store for me? It felt like the atmosphere was about to break with precipitation and some Rock was to be the instigation. Arriving at LaLaLand a bit early, I was greeted by Brian Able of GROANERS, as he was kind and issuing assurance that the cover charge was in order for the three acts. I must state the fact that LaLaLand is happening, the crowd was stylin’ and respectful of the grounds and establishment! Go!
The Chads fired up first and delivered a right set that I personally enjoyed and found to be a rocker! I am in need of another listen before I may expound on attributes in which The Chads are transmitting to the ears! They are hungry and will prevail in due time, go check em’ out!
Hold on! White Mansion closed the night with their serene, affluent and synth-laden dreamscape that had the entire room in their palms and all attention spans on deck! They are up to something unique and from what I understand, they don’t do it in public, too often. I found myself relating them to The Cure dining with Gary Numan. If you fish the chance, go see them!
Lastly, Groaners! WOW! This was what broke the skies open Saturday Night! I expected nothing less and received even more! Ever stood in a hail storm while listening to The Amazing Blue Oyster Cult? That’s another story, but this was a laser fire ping to the senses that left me in a stupid, yes, a stupid! Tight as teeth, from tits to toes, people! The power of the intermingled guitar attack and the approximate battery of bass and drum took my head off, right in front, to the back of my skull! A full on pummeling that left me gasping for my brain and standing in the rain, remarking expletives to myself for the rest of the night! DON’T MISS GROANERS! A Two Fist Event!
Photo credit: Jeremy Bright and Jonah Bright